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COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 



2006 



COHASSET 




TOWN REPORT 



2006 



TOWN OF COHASSET 

Incorporated 1770 

Population January 2006 — 7647 

President of the United States of America 
George W. Bush 

Massachusetts Senators 

Edward M. Kennedy 

John F. Kerry 

Tenth Congressional District 
Representative William D. Delahunt 

Norfolk and Plymouth Senatorial District 
Senator Robert L. Hedlund 

Third Plymouth Representational District 
Representative Garrett Bradley 

Annual Town Meeting 
Date Set by Board of Selectmen 

Election of Officers 
Within 35 days of the Annual Town Meeting 



IN MEMORIAM 

John A. Golden - January 24, 2006 

Bylaw Study Committee 

Wadleigh Park 

Drug & Alcohol Committee 

Eleanor Smith - January 26, 2006 
Disposal Area Study Committee 

Ethel Gormley - April 9,2006 
School Nurse 

Frank S. Wheelwright - April 23, 2006 
Firefighter 

Manuel E. Salvador - June 5, 2006 
Operator Sewer Plant 

Jeffrey R. Power - August 11, 2006 
Disposal Area Study Committee 

MaryJeanette Murray - October 23, 2006 

Selectmen 

State Representative in General Court 

Cohasset Housing Authority 

Drug & Education Committee 

Veteran's Agent 

Gerry E. Studds - October 14, 2006 
U.S. Representative/Tenth Congressional District (1973-1977) 

John T. Barnes - October 30, 2006 
DPW 



IN MEMORIAM 

Continued 



Daniel C. Cotton - October 31, 2006 

Planning Board 

School Committee 

Town Office Space Study Committee 

Sewer Advisory Committee 

Advisory Committee 

Fair Housing Committee 

Watershed Protection Area Study Committee 

Map Committee 

Patricia Anne Walsh - December 18, 2006 
School Committee 

Secretary to: 

Board of Selectmen 

Sewer Commission 

Board of Health 

Planning Board 

Conservation Commission 



ELECTED OFFICIALS - TOWN OF COHASSET 



BOARD OF SELECTMEN - 3 YEAR TERM TERM EXPIRES 

Ralph Dormitzer 2007 

Robert Spofford 2007 

Frederick Koed 2008 

Raimund G. Vanderweil, Jr. 2008 

Edwin G. Carr 2009 

MODERATOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Daniel S. Evans 2008 

TOWN CLERK - 3 YEAR TERM 

Marion L. Douglas 2008 

ASSESSOR - 3 YEAR TERM 

Elsa Miller 2007 

Mary E. Granville 2008 

Michael C. Patrolia 2009 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE - 3 YEAR TERM 

Adrienne MacCarthy 2007 

Jamie Williams 2007 

Alfred Slanetz 2008 

Richard F. Flynn 2009 

Steven R. Fusco 2009 

TRUSTEES PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LIBRARY - 3 YEAR TERM 

Sarah R. Pease 2007 

Barbara Power 2007 

Stacey V. Weaver 2007 

Sheila Evans 2008 

Roger L. Lowe 2008 

Rodney M. Hobson 2008 

Agnes McCann 2009 

Patience G. Towle 2009 

Elizabeth B. Baker 2009 



BOARD OF HEALTH - 3 YEAR TERM 

Stephen N. Bobo 2007 

Robin M. Lawrence 2008 

Margaret S. Chapman 2009 

COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY - 5 YEAR TERM 

Ralph Perroncello 2007 
Helen C. Nothnagle (appointed by Governor) 

Ann Barrett 2009 

Christopher M. Allen 2010 

Susan L. Sardina 201 1 

PLANNING BOARD - 5 YEAR TERM 

Alfred S. Moore 2007 

Robert H. Sturdy 2008 

Michael R. Westcott 2009 

Stuart W. Ivimey 2010 

Peter J. Pratt 2011 

RECREATION COMMISSION - 5 YEAR TERM 

Lillian Murray Curley 2007 

Mary K. Muncey 2007 

James Richardson 2007 

Richard Barrow 2008 

Anthony J. Carbone 2009 

James E. Carroll, Jr. 2010 

Lisa L. Lojacono 201 1 

SEWER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Sean Cunning 2007 

Raymond Kasperowicz 2008 

John W. Beck 2009 



WATER COMMISSIONERS - 3 YEAR TERM 

Nathaniel Palmer 2007 

Glenn A. Pratt 2008 

John McNabb 2009 



TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 

Town Manager/Chief Procurement Officer 

William Griffin 

Town Counsel 

Paul R. DeRensis 

TOWN OFFICERS APPOINTED BY TOWN MANAGER 

ADA Coordinator 

Robert M. Egan 2008 

Animal Control Officer 

Paul Murphy 2008 

Assessor/Appraiser 

Mary E. Quill 

Building Inspector/Zoning Officer 

Robert M. Egan 2008 

Constable 

Maria Plante 2009 

D.P.W. Superintendent 

Carl A. Sestito 

Elder Affairs Director 

Linda A. Elworthy 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 

J. Michael Buckley, Jr. 

Fire Chief 

Roger W. Lincoln, (Retired 10/26/06) 
Robert D. Silvia, Appointed: Acting 10/24/06 

Permanent 12/19/06 



Fire Department under Civil 

David R. Asci 
Randy Belanger 
Paul T. Bilodeau 
Daniel J. Cunningham 
James F. Curley 
John J. Dockray 
Thomas P. Finegan 
James E. Fiori 
Robert F. Forde 
James Lee Gurry 
James E. Hall 
John M. Hernan 
Sharon S. Leone 
Frances X. Mahoney, Jr. 
Matthew B. Man- 
Robert R. Martin II 
Laura C. Morrison 
Robert F. Protulis 
Randall W. Rosano 
James P. Runey 
Daniel N. Smith 
Peter W. Starvaggi 
Mark H. Trask 
Eric Wenzlow 



Service 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-B 

FirefighterEMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Acting Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Firefighter 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Captain/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-B 

Acting Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Acting Lieutenant/EMT-B 

Captain 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Firefighter/EMT-P 

Captain 

Firefighter/EMT-B 



Resigned 8/7/06 



Appointed 7/24/06 



Appointed 2/13/06 
Retired 6/30/06 



Resigned 2/17/06 

Retired 4/26/06 
Appointed 7/3/06 



Resigned 4/30/06 



Forest Warden 

Roger W. Lincoln, (retired 10/26/06) 
Robert D. Silvia 

Harbormaster 

John D. Muncey, Acting (Retired 2006) 
Lorren S. Gibbons, (appointed 6/5/06) 



Shellfish Deputy 

Rocco F. Laugelle 

Paul L. Pattison, (Constable) 



2006 
2007 



Chief of Police 

James M. Hussey 



2008 



Sergeants of Police under Civil Service 

David C. Cogill 
John C. Conte 
Gregory J. Lennon 
Shellee L. Peters 
William P. Quigley 

Patrolmen under Civil Service 

Edward P. Bagley 

Christopher Goodman 

Frederick H. Grassie Retired 6/30/06 

Garrett A. Hunt 

Patrick Kenney 

Lisa M. Matos 

James P. McLean 

John H. Small 

Regen E. Steverman 

Christy J. Tarantino 

Jeffrey R. Treanor 

Paul M. Wilson 

Francis P. Yannuzzi, Jr. 

Plumbing and Gas Inspector 

William Higgins 2006 

Recreation Director 

John M. Worley 2008 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 

Robert M. Egan 2007 

Town Archivist 

David H. Wadsworth 2007 

Treasurer-Collector 

Linda Litchfield 



BOARDS, COMMISSIONS. COMMITTEES and REPRESENTATIVES 
APPOINTED bv the BOARD of SELECTMEN 

Assistant Harbormaster 

William Kelley 2007 

Robert A. Johnson 2007 

Joseph Duggan 2007 

Susan Gilmore 2007 

Beechwood Ball Park Committee 

Merle Brown 2008 

Lillian Curley 2008 

Lynne DeGiacomo 2008 

Adrienne MacCarthy 2008 

Roseanne McMorris 2008 

Glenn Pratt 2008 

Francis Sargent 2008 

Fredric Siegel 2008 

Nancy Snowdale 2008 

Cable Advisory Committee 

Paul Carlson 2007 

Pamela Fredericks 2007 

Patricia Martin 2007 

Stephen Oronte 2007 

Call Firefighters Committee 

Bruce W. Pratt 
Robert D. Silvia 
Ian R. Fitzpatrick 
Richard Bonanno 

Civilian Dispatch Committee 

James Hussey- Police Chief 

Roger W. Lincoln - Fire Chief (retired 10/26/06) 

Robert Silvia - Fire Chief 

William Griffin - Town Manager 

Cohasset Common Historic District Commission 

Sarah H. Gomez, (District Resident) 2007 

Patience G. Towle 2007 

William A. Hurley (District Resident). 2008 

Peter J. Wood, 2008 

Gail Parks (District Resident) 2009 

Mary Jane Larson (District Resident) 2009 

Janice Crowley (Realtor) 2009 



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Cohasset Cultural Council 

Selene Carlo-Eymer 2006 

Douglas Eymer 2006 

David T. Lehr 2007 

Suzanne S. Terry 2008 

Elizabeth Morse 2008 

Joan Jensen 2008 

Mary A. Foley 2008 

Diane Kennedy 2009 

D. Alex Adkins 2009 

Berts H. Murray 2009 

Commission on Disabilities 

Lance Norris (Resigned 9/18/06) 2006 
Four (5) Vacancies 

Community Preservation Committee 

Al Moore. Planning Board 

James G. Dedes, Conservation Committee 

Deborah Cook, Open Space Committee 

Ralph Dormitzer, Selectmen 

Helen Nothnagle. Senior Housing 

Margaret Charles 2008 

Stuart Ivemey 2008 

Jeffrey Waal, Resident 2008 

Sarah E. Charron 2009 

Conservation Commission 

Edward Graham 2007 

Veneta Roebuck 2007 

Sarah E. Charron 2007 

David H. Farrag 2007 

Richard Perkinson 2007 

Alix White 2007 

Doug Wilson 2007 

Deborah S. Cook 2008 

Richard M. Karoff 2008 



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Economic Development Committee 

Peter L. Brown 2007 

Charles E. Hurd 2007 

Michael R. Milanoski 2007 

Timothy J. O'Brien 2007 

Peter Richardsson 2007 

Elder Affairs, Council On 

Nancy Barrett 2007 

James F. Kearney 2007 

Edward T. Mulvey 2007 

Anna A. Abbruzzese 2007 

Dolores A. Roy 2008 

Jean J. Thompson 2008 

Marjorie Murphy 2009 

Joseph Nedrow 2009 

John W. Campbell 2009 

Emergency Management Deputy Director 

Glenn A. Pratt 

Fence Viewers 

Kearin A. Dunn 2008 

Glenn A. Pratt 2008 

Government Island Advisory Committee 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 2007 

Richard P. Barrow 2007 

Constance M. Afshar 2009 
Lorren Gibbons, Harbormaster 

Growth and Development Task Force 

Clark H. Brewer N/A 

Richard W. Swanborg, Jr. N/A 

Michael R. Westcott N/A 



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Harbor Committee 

Lorren S. Gibbons, (ex-officio) 

Peter J. Wood 2007 

Adam Donovan, (Commercial Fisherman) 2007 

Peter Pearce 2007 

Mary Muncey 2008 

Gail Parks 2009 

Mark Rattenbury 2009 

Charles Peterson 2009 

John F. Bertolami 2009 

Harbor Health Committee 

J. Russell Bonetti 2007 

Noel Collins 2007 

Christopher Evans 2007 

Paul Figueirdo 2007 

Paul Pattison 2007 

Karen Quigley 2007 

Peter Workman 2007 

Frank Moody 2007 

Historical Commission 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury 2007 

Marilyn M. Morrison 2007 

Nathaniel Palmer 2007 

David Wadsworth Secretary 2007 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur Chair 2009 

Housing Partnership Committee 

Margaret Charles 2007 

James Lagrotteria 2007 

James Shipsky. (resigned 12/7/06) 2007 

Clark Brewer 2008 

Gait Grant 2008 

James Hamilton 2008 

Thomas Callahan 2009 

Tana Carlson, (resigned 1 2/29/06) 2009 

Stephen Lucitt 2009 

Helen (Taffy) Nothnagle 2009 

Keeper of the Lockup 

John C. Conte 2007 



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Keeper of the Town Clock 

(1) Vacancy 

Long Range Budget Committee 

Jack Keniley 2007 

Rick Swanborg 2007 

MBTA Representative 

Mark D. Brennan 2008 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Frederick R. Koed 2008 

Recycling Committee 

F. Allan MacDonald N/A 

John K. McNabb, Jr. N/A 

Sharyn K. Studley N/A 

Jean White N/A 

Registrars of Voters 

Marion L. Douglas, Clerk 

Judith Volungis 2007 

Edythe Ford 2008 

Margaret R. Charles 2009 

School Budget Investigation Committee 

Richard Avery 2006 

Joseph R. Barresi 2006 

Gabriel Gomez 2006 

Maureen Jerz 2006 

Margaret Lynch 2006 

Senior Housing Committee 

Edward T. Mulvey 2006 

Joseph R. Nedrow N/A 

Wayne Sawchuk N/A 

Freda A. Zotos 2006 

Margaret Charles 2008 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative Committee 

Arthur L. Lehr, Jr. 2008 

South Shore Regional School District Representative 

David M. Kneeland 2008 



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Storm Water Management Committee 

John McNabb, Chairman, Water Commission 2007 

Jim Kinch, Secretary, Water Resources Protection Committee 2007 

Stephen N. Bobo, Board of Health 2007 

Sarah Charron, Conservation Commission 2007 

Karen Quigley Harbor Health Committee 2007 

Martin Nee, Citizen Member 2007 

James Drysdale, Citizen Member 2007 

Town History Committee 

Louis S. Harvey 2006 

MargotCheel ' 2007 

Jacqueline M. Dormitzer 2007 

Ann Pompeo 2007 

Ernest Grassey 2008 

Mary Pierson 2008 

Wigmore Pierson 2008 

Harold E. Coughlin 2009 

Louis R. Eatom Jr. 2009 

Nancy Garrison 2009 

Julia H. Gleason 2009 

James W. Hamilton 2009 

Veteran Services - Director of 

Mar}' Jeanette Murray, (Deceased 10/23/06) 

Village Revitalization Task Force 

Joseph Coggins 

Lucia Flibotte 

Timothy O'Brien 

Josiah Stevenson 

Richard Svvanborg 

Rebecca B. McArthur, (Historical Comm.) 

Wastewater Committee 

John C. Cavanaro 2006 

Paul Davis 2006 

James G. Dedes 2006 

Joseph R. Godzik (Board of Health) 2006 

Jeffrey F. Moy 2006 

Raymond Kasperowicz 2006 

Stephen N. Bobo, (Board of Health) 2006 

Vicky C. Neaves 2006 



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Weir River Estuary Park Committee 

Vincent P. Dunn 
Richard J. Avery 

Zoning Board of Appeals 

Barbara M. Power 2007 

Charles Higginson 2007 

S. Woodworth Chittick 2008 

Peter L. Goedecke 2008 

Kathleen Hunter 2008 

Benjamin H. Lacy 2009 



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BOARDS, COMMITTEES. COMMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIVES 



APPOINTED bv ALT HORI1 [ES other than BOARD of SELECTMEN 


Advisory Committee 


- appointed bv TROIKA 




Vivien A. Bobo 






2006 


Roger Q. Hill 






2006 


Donna McGee 






2007 


Merle S. Brown 






2007 


Thomas J. Glavin 






2007 


Patrick Waters 






2007 


Bemadette Faulkner 






2008 


James Gilman 






2008 


Samuel Wakeman) 






2008 


Alternative Energy Committee - 


appointed bv TROIKA 




Michael Bliss 






2006 


Rodney Hobson 






2006 


Joseph Jerz 






2006 


Robert Kinscherf 






2006 


Luciano Lauretti 






2006 


James Shipsky 






2006 


Alfred E. Slanetz 






2006 


Marv White 






2006 


Andrew W r illard 






2006 


By-Law Committee - 


appointed bv TROIKA 





Jacqueline Dormitzer 

Louis F. Eaton 

Agnes McCann 

Marion L. Douglas, CLERK (ex-officio) 

Paul R. DeRensis, ESQ. - TOW^ 1 COUNSEL (ex-officio) 

Capital Budget Committee - appointed bv TROIKA 

Samuel C. Pease 2006 

Mark Baker 2007 

David Bergers 2007 

Steve Gaumer 2008 

Peter Decaprio 2009 

Design Review Board - appointed bv TROIKA 

Robert Egan. Building Inspector, ex-officio 
Four (4) Vacancies 

Committee to Survey Structure and Functions of Town Government- appointed bv TROIKA 

Paul A. Donovan 

William Lean, Jr. Seven (7) Vacancies 



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REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRARS 



The following elections and town meetings were held: 

Annual Town Meeting, April 1 , 2006 
Annual Town Election, April 8, 2006 
Special Town Election, May 6, 2006 
State Primary, September 19, 2006 
State Election, November 7, 2006 
Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2006 

The Annual Listing of Persons seventeen years of age and older as per General Laws, 
Chapter 5 1 , Section 4 was conducted by mail during January. Any citizen of the United 
States who is a Massachusetts resident and who will be 1 8 years old on or before a town 
meeting or Election Day may register to vote. There is no waiting period to be eligible to 
register to vote, if you move, you may register to vote as soon as you move into your new 
home. Registration is closed for a brief period before town meeting and election to allow 
election officials time to prepare the voting lists. If you register during a "closed'"' period, 
you will be eligible to vote only in later town meeting or elections. You must be 
registered twenty days before all primaries and elections, and ten days before a special 
town meeting. Currently there are a total of 5228 voters. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Margaret Charles, Chairwoman 
Marion Douglas, Clerk 
Edythe Ford 
Judith P. Volungis 



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2006 Annual Town Report- Selectmen 

BUDGET - On May 6, 2006 the Town voted to defeat Proposition 2 l A operating budget 
overrides of $1,495,000 and 5725,000. It was the second year in a row that the Town had 
defeated operating budget overrides, breaking a tradition of support for overrides in prior 
years. There were strong opinions for and against the override, but the following debates 
and actions both before and after were important outcomes: 

Benchmark all Town departments against their peers in similar towns. 

Raise fees to cover expenses where appropriate. 

Seek additional revenue through economic development. 

Develop a decision model to improve financial forecasting. 

Present a balanced budget to the Town for its approval at the annual town meeting 

- prioritize requests for additional spending. 

Reduce and/or eliminate reliance on reserves to support operating expenses. 

Agree on financial management policies, guidelines and actions to improve the 

financial health of the Town. 

Explore alternative energy sources to reduce reliance on energy derived from 

fossil fuels and to increase revenue to the Town. 

Rededicate school support organizations and seek consensus on school priorities. 

CONSTRUCTION - In early summer the Village Revitalization project was completed, 
including South Main Street and Depot Court. In addition to the general improvement of 
this area, the project included the installation of a dozen new trees, pocket parks with 
brick surfacing, a widened Main Street below St. Stephen's and improved storm water 
drainage. This project, together with the ongoing Greenbush restoration and upgrading of 
the water mains in the town, caused months of disruptions for residents and merchants. 
Fortunately, the majority the work was completed in '06. Should the State give the Town 
a P WED grant extension, the Town could complete the revitalization work on Elm and 
Brook Streets in the spring of '07. Work continues on the Greenbush line, with 
anticipated completion also in the spring of '07. There remain ongoing discussions with 
the MBTA about their fulfillment of agreements associated with parking in the Village 
and sidewalk construction. At the spring town meeting, the Town approved a Transit 
Oriented District bylaw that opened up construction of a mixed-use, "smart-growth" 
development on a parcel of land adjacent to the T parking lot. 

HOUSING - In February the Town designated Weathervane Development Corp. of 
Weymouth as developer of the Cook estate property, based on the third RFP for this 
Senior Multifamily Overlay District development. In April Weathervane withdrew, 
ending the attempt to create an affordable-housing complex for seniors on the former 
estate of Jane Cook. Weathervane was the sole bidder. The Town informed the Cook 
Trustees of its inability to complete the purchase and sale agreement, and in December 
the Cook Estate was sold to a private developer. At the spring town meeting the 
planning board withdrew the Senior Multifamily Overlay District bylaw, except as it 
applied to the Cook Estate, as well. The Town had also authorized the selectmen to place 



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a conservation restriction on Town-owned property adjoining the Cook estate, and the 
restriction is pending a vote of the selectmen. To assist the selectmen in fulfilling the 
Town's Chapter 40B affordable housing requirements the Selectmen appointed a 
Housing Partnership Committee in March and, with funds from the Community 
Preservation Act, Judy Barrett was hired as a consultant to the Committee. In addition, at 
the spring town meeting, the Town passed a bylaw amendment which requires that 1 0% 
of any residential development of 5 or more units be qualified under the Local Initiative 
Program (LIP) for affordability. 

ENVIRONMENT - In August the Town concluded with the State an amendment to the 
Modified Second Amended Final Judgment that will, when fulfilled, complete the 
Town's legal obligations to reduce pollution in Little Harbor. This decades-long issue 
will be become history with the construction of a sewer system to cover the homes 
surrounding Little Harbor. The Mother's Day storm of May 14, 2006, was a reminder 
that storm water events and the attendant flooding of homes, overflowing of the treatment 
plant, and ocean and harbor pollution are significant unresolved issues for the Town. 
Ongoing is a major study of pollution and its sources associated with the harbor that the 
Harbor Health Committee presented to the Selectmen in May. The Selectmen also 
created a storm water committee in August to research and propose solutions to flooding, 
and funded it with S20,000 at the fall town meeting. The Town is awaiting favorable 
news on grant submissions to address several of the most severe flooding issues. 

Finally we wish to recognize the contributions of retiring Fire Chief Roger Lincoln and 
Director of Elder Affairs Kathleen Bryanton. We wish their successors Bob Silvia and 
Linda Elworthy, respectively, and Harbor Master Lorren Gibbons well as they assume 
these important positions. Our special thanks goes to Bill Griffin, who has guided the 
Selectmen and the Town with wisdom and dedication in an often hectic but productive 
year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Ralph S. Dormitzer 
Chairman 



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TOWN MANAGER'S 
2006 ANNUAL TOWN REPORT 

I am pleased to submit the Town Manager's annual town report for the year 2006. As town 
officials approached the 2006 annual town meeting, considerable discussion and debate took 
place regarding the best way to present to town residents the recommended operating budget for 
the ensuing fiscal year. In the end. a balanced budget was brought to the floor of town meeting, 
and then amended to provide for additional expenditures conditioned upon the passage of two 
different override proposals. When both override questions failed, the original balanced budget 
was then in place. Thankfully, more state aid was received than originally expected, and the fall 
town meeting was able to restore some critical positions in the school department. 

During 2006, Fire Chief Roger Lincoln retired after 37 years of distinguished service to the 
residents of Cohasset. Upon his retirement, town officials and residents honored Chief Lincoln 
for his dedication to public safety and professionalism throughout his career. Upon Chief 
Lincoln's retirement, I commenced a selection process for the next fire chief, and was very 
pleased to announce the appointment of Cohasset resident and long time fire department 
employee Robert Silvia as the new fire chief. I am very confident that the Cohasset Fire 
Department is in excellent hands under the leadership of Chief Silvia. 

I was also pleased during 2006 to announce the appointment of Lorren Gibbons as the town's 
harbormaster. Lorren brings to the position excellent boating and fishing experience, a 
commitment to serve all users of the harbor and to ensure the harbormaster department is an 
active and visible presence in the harbor and Cohasset waters. 

We were very fortunate during 2006 to receive several grants from the Commonwealth, including 
funds to repair three sections of harbor seawalls and to construct a sidewalk at the Greenbush 
train station on Route 3A and Laguelle Lane. We were especially pleased to complete the 
Cohasset Village revitalization project. The project came out beautifully and greatly enhances the 
vitality of the Village for the benefit of local businesses and town residents. 

A significant achievement during 2006 was the launch of town's first official web site at 
www. townofcohasset.org . I encourage town residents to visit our web site to learn more about 
town government, check to see meetings to be held, download numerous town forms, and keep 
posted on important developments in town government. 

In closing, I wish to sincerely thank the Board of Selectmen for its support and guidance during 
the past year. I would like to express my thanks to the many town employees who day in and day 
out provide excellent services to our citizens. I would also like to thank the many volunteers who 
serve on our many boards, commissions and committees. It is through the combined efforts of 
our elected officials, town employees and volunteers that we serve the interests of our residents 
and businesses. 

William R. Griffin 
Town Manager 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

REPORT OF TOWN COUNSEL 

2006 

This year was a very active and successful year for the Law Department: 

1 . Advice & Legal Documents . Numerous advisory opinions were rendered 
throughout the year to various Town officials and Boards relating to a wide variety of 
issues and subjects. Frequent and ongoing attention was given to reviewing and/or 
drafting Bylaws, numerous contract documents and agreements, easements, procurement 
documents, public road documents, Warrants for Town meetings (both special and annual 
town meetings), compliance with State Ethics Act, public records requests, various Town 
rules and regulations, proposed legislation of benefit to the Town including special 
legislation regarding the Cohasset Public Library, subdivision control issues for proposed 
developments, and other legal documents. 

2. Administrative Agency Proceedings . The Town was involved with a 
number of state or federal administrative agencies, including issues before Department of 
Environmental Protection, Attorney General of the Commonwealth, Army Corps of 
Engineers and the Norfolk County District Attorney. 

3. Projects . We assisted with issues related to the negotiation of a 
Modification to the Second Amended Judgment regarding wastewater treatment and 
disposal within the Town to provide for sewering in the Little Harbor area, the 
Community Preservation Act, various road issues, North Cohasset Sewer project issues, 
the Avalon and Cedarmere projects, Central Cohasset Sewer Project issues, licensing 
issues, the MBTA Greenbush line, 40B Comprehensive Permit issues, affordable housing 
issues, James Lane issues, various dangerous dog enforcement issues, and acquisition of 
watershed properties to protect the town's water supply. 

4. Labor Issues . We assisted the Town in general employee matters and in 
connection with employee grievances, labor arbitrations and retirement issues. We also 
provided advice from time to time during the year regarding the interpretation and 
application of collective bargaining agreements and the processing of grievances. In 
addition, several non-union personnel issues, including possible disciplinary proceedings, 
occurred during this year. 

5. Litigation . As of December 31, 2006, the number of claims and lawsuits 
in which the Town is a party total 25 as follows: 



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2 Matters involving the Board of Selectmen/Town Manager: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts v. Town of Cohasset , Suffolk Sup Ct, 

No. 38652 

De Wolfe v. Town of Cohasset 

Norfolk Sup. Ct., C.A. No. 2004-01061 

11 Matters involving the Board of Appeals: 

Chief Justice Cushing Highway Corporation v. Board of Appeals , 

Massachusetts Land Ct, No. 243862 

Emanuello v. Board of Appeals , Norfolk Sup. Ct., C.A. 99-905 

Ellen M. Morrissev v. Board of Appeals , Land Court No. 263788 

Aver v. Board of Appeals et als .. Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. No 03-00209 

Dalv et al. v. Board of Appeals . Land Court Misc. No. 292733 

Cohasset Water Commission v. Board of Appeals and Avalon , Mass. Land 

Court No. 294252 

Ledgewood Estates. Inc. v. Board of Appeals , Mass. Land Court No. 

302403 

Avalon Cohasset v. Board of Appeals , 

Housing Appeals Committee No. 2005-09 

Campbell v. Cohasset Board of Appeals , 

Norfolk Sup Ct C.A. No. 06-01088 

Westcott. Michael and Lisa W T estcott v. Cohasset Board of Appeals and 

Jeffrey P. Barker and Janet Barker , 

Norfolk Sup Ct C.A. No. 06-01477-D 

Kuolas v. Board of Appeals . 

Land Court No. 334159 

3 Matters involving the Planning Board: 

Campbell v. Planning Board et al ., Norfolk Sup Ct C.A. No. 04-1391 

Campedelli, Noreen v. Cohasset Planning Board, Building Commissioner 

Egan and Lawrence P. Aherne, Jr. and Karen Aherne , 

Land Court Misc. No. 330226 

Deligiannidis. Fili as Trustee of 21 1 South Main Street Reatly Trust and 

Cohasset Planning Board and King Taylor LLC , 

Land Court, Misc. No. 322504 

1 Matters Involving the Board of Health 

Susan Tehranian v. Board of Health , 
Norfolk Sup Ct, C.A. No.: 03-00828 



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Matters Involving the Police Department 

IBPO Local 641 and Town of Cohasset , 
American Arbitration Association #11 390 02059 06 
Town of Cohasset and Teamsters Local Union 25 , 
Labor Relations Commission # MCR-06-5228 

Claims pending: 

Paton v. Town of Cohasset (DPW) 

Secure Horizons v. Cohasset (Fire Department) 

Les Construction Beauce Atlas, Inc. (Cohasset Public Schools) 

Virginia Riley v. Cohasset Conservation Commission 

Arthur Roberts v. Town of Cohasset (Police Department) 

McClean v. Town of Cohasset (Police Department) 



Respectfully submitted, 



Paul R. DeRensis 
TOWN COUNSEL 



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Metropolitan Area Planning Council 

Created in 1963, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) promotes inter-local 
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acting as a regional forum for action. 

MAPC provides technical assistance and specialized services in land use planning, water 
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development, public safety, geographic information systems (GIS), collective purchasing, 
data analysis and research, legislative and regulatory policy, and the facilitation and 
support of inter-local partnerships. More information about MAPC's services and 
ongoing activities is available at www.mapc.org . 

MAPC is governed by 101 municipal government appointees, 21 gubernatorial 
appointees, and 13 appointees of state and City of Boston agencies. An Executive 
Committee comprising 25 elected members oversees agency operations. The agency 
employs approximately 40 professional staff under the leadership of an executive 
director. Funding for MAPC activities is derived from governmental contracts and 
foundation grants, and a per-capita assessment on member municipalities. 

To better serve the people who live and work in Metro Boston, MAPC has divided the 
region into eight subregions. Each subregion is overseen by a council of local leaders and 
stakeholders, and a staff coordinator provides organizational and technical staff support. 

Smart Growth Across Municipal Boundaries 

MAPC's MetroFuture: Making a Greater Boston Region initiative is planning for 
Metro Boston's growth and development through 2030. In 2006, the project involved 
nearly 2000 people. At more than 50 briefings, participants analyzed "Scenario 1: 
Current Trends to 2030," MetroFuture 's "base case" of what the region might look like if 
current trends continue. We also hosted two working sessions in June 2006, where 
participants designed alternatives to the "base case," and two in December 2006, where 
participants chose the scenario they liked the best. In 2007, after additional public input 
and a May 1, 2007 Boston College Citizens Seminar, the project will complete a regional 
strategy to achieve the preferred scenario. 

MAPC assisted cities and towns in a variety of ways throughout 2006. The agency helped 
over 70 cities and town to rewrite zoning by-laws, evaluate smart growth uses for key 
parcels, keep traffic under control and expand transit, deal with crime, and prepare for 
natural disasters. 



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As a member of the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, MAPC worked with six 
allied organizations to advocate for sustainable development throughout the 
Commonwealth. MAPC participated in a successful Alliance campaign to recapitalize 
and reform the state's Brownfields Tax Credit; researched, analyzed, and reacted to 
significant state land use and transportation policy proposals, including Governor 
Romney's 20-year transportation plan; and advanced research about the impact of 
sprawling development in Massachusetts. 

In partnership with the 495/Metro West Corridor Partnership, MAPC produced the 
Massachusetts Low Impact Development Tool Kit, which presents state-of-the-art 
practices for managing stormwater and increasing the recharge of water to aquifers. 
MAPC also produced Once is Not Enough: A Guide to Water Reuse in 
Massachusetts, a manual that describes techniques for non-potable reuse of treated 
wastewater and provides case studies of several successful water reuse projects in 
Massachusetts. In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, MAPC began work on a 
hydrologic modeling project that simulates the impacts of future development on the 
water resources of the Charles River and Assabet River watersheds. 

Getting Around the Region 

In March 2006, MAPC sponsored a conference on the impact of transportation emissions 
on public health. The workshop began a process to build connections, raise awareness, 
and stimulate action around the issue of air pollution adjacent to major roadways and rail 
corridors. The content and results of this workshop are available at 
www. mapc.org/air quality . 

MAPC developed a Regional Bicycle Plan in 2006 to assess current conditions and to 
guide future improvements to bicycle transportation in the region. The plan reviews goals 
set in previous plans, and proposes six general goals and strategies for the region, 
including encouraging more trips by bicycle in each community, working with state and 
federal agencies to simplify and coordinate funding programs, and increasing regional 
knowledge about bicycling. The plan can be accessed at 
www.mapc.org/transportation/transportation_alternatives.html. 

A consistent complain of bicyclists is the lack of parking. To address this need, MAPC 
worked with the MPO and EOT to develop the Regional Bike Parking Program. Under 
this program, MAPC negotiated discount group purchasing contracts with three 
leading vendors of bicycle parking equipment, funded through federal transportation 
funds. More information about MAPC's bicycle and pedestrian planning activities, and 
the bike parking program, is available at 
www.mapc.org/transportation/transportation_altematives.html . 



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Collaboration to Address Shared Municipal Challenges 

MAPC, through its Metro Mayors Coalition, played a leading role in developing 
legislation to create a statewide anti-gang initiative known as the Senator Charles E. 
Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative, which supports regional and multi- 
disciplinary gang and youth violence prevention and law enforcement efforts. MAPC 
coordinated Shannon grants totaling SI. 2 million for 10 Metro Boston communities and 7 
Essex County communities. These communities used the funds to enhance public safety 
through targeted workforce development, after-school mentoring, re-entry initiatives, 
gang-prevention education, and collaborative community policing. 

MAPC facilitated the work of the Municipal Health Insurance Working Group, which 
drafted and proposed landmark legislation to let cities and towns purchase their health 
insurance through the Group Insurance Commission. 

Collaboration for Safety 

MAPC carries out fiduciary, planning, and project management duties for the Northeast 
Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC), a network of 85 cities and 
towns north and west of Boston. In 2006. NERAC distributed more than SI. 5 million in 
emergency equipment and supplies to member communities, and trained hundreds of first 
responders in various roles in the United States Department of Homeland Security 
incident command system. 

In 2006. MAPC advanced Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) plans for cities and towns 
throughout the region. These plans are designed to help communities reduce their 
vulnerability to damages due to natural hazards. The plans include an inventory of critical 
facilities and infrastructure in each community, a vulnerability analysis, and a mitigation 
strategy with specific recommended actions and projects that will protect the 
communities from future damages. 
Collaboration for Savings 

MAPC's Consortiums Project administered 37 procurement contracts for 42 municipal 
clients in 2006, saving cities and towns up to 20% on the purchases. As the administrator 
of the more than 300-member Greater Boston Police Council (GBPC), MAPC 
concluded 7 procurement contracts for public safety, public works and general use 
vehicles. In all, 142 municipalities purchased 180 vehicles. MAPC staff also 
collaborated on procurements that advanced MAPC's environmental and transportation 
objectives, helping communities to buy bicycle racks, hybrid vehicles, and water leak 
detection services at a favorable cost. 



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Charting a Course to Regionwide Prosperity 

MAPC developed its annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy' 

(CEDS), an assessment of current regional economic trends and conditions. The report 
includes background about trends and conditions in the regional economy, including a 
discussion about the relationship between the economy and factors such as geography, 
population, labor force, resources, and the environment. MAPC's 2006 CEDS report can 
be downloaded at 
wwvv.mapc.org/economic development/comprehensive economic.html . 

Tools to Improve Planning and Decision-Making 

MAPC's Metro Data Center partnered with The Boston Foundation to develop the 
MetroBoston DataCommon, a new online data and mapping tool for residents and 
leaders in the region. The resource, which helps individuals to create customized maps 
and charts, is available at wwvv.MetroBostonDataCommon.org . The Data Center 
partnered with MAPC's Legislative Committee to advocate for the establishment of a 
statewide population estimates program at the University of Massachusetts Donahue 
Institute. The program, funded at SI 00,000 in the FY2007 budget, lays the foundation for 
the Commonwealth to analyze Census estimates in a more robust way. 

MAPC's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab provides professional services 
and products and technical assistance in support of local and regional planning projects. 
In 2006, MAPC's GIS team completed extensive projects for the Northeast Homeland 
Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) region, and maps associated with the Pre- 
Disaster Mitigation Program, both of which are described above. The GIS Lab also made 
major contributions to the MetroBoston DataCommon and the MetroFuture planning 
project. The Lab also began mapping areas suitable for economic development 
throughout the region, in accordance with smart growth principles. 

In 2006, MAPC transitioned from a paper to an electronic newsletter, the Regional 
Record, which is distributed quarterly, and provides updates on the latest regional 
projects and thinking, and provides opportunities for residents and communities to get 
involved in various events. People interested in receiving the e-newsletter can send their 
e-mail addresses to contactinfo6wnapc.org. 

On Beacon Hill: 2005 - 2006 Legislative Session 

• Brownfields Redevelopment: 

The Legislature recapitalized the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund with S30 
million, and extended and enhanced the Brownfields Tax Credit so that non-profit 
development projects can raise equity by selling the credit to taxable entities. 



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• 



• 



Expedited Permitting: 

The Legislature passed a law to expedite permitting of commercial/industrial 
developments in "priority development sites" designated by cities and towns. In 
part as a result of MAPC's advocacy, the new law includes funding for technical 
assistance to municipalities, development of a statewide expedited permitting 
model, and criteria to steer priority development sites toward smart growth 
locations. 

GIS Data Laver: 



MAPC successfully advocated for 5400,000 in the FY2007 budget to update and 
improve the quality of Mass GIS data linking aerial photographs to land uses on 
the ground. 

• Statewide Population Estimates Program: 

MAPC led the advocacy effort to establish a statewide population estimates 
program at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute. The program was 
funded at $100,000 in the FY2007 budget. 

• Shannon Community Safety Initiative: 



The Legislature created a new SI 1 million grant program to encourage the 
creation of regional, multi-disciplinary initiatives to combat gang violence, youth 
violence, and substance abuse. 

• Sewer Rate Relief: 

The Legislature included S25 million in the FY2007 budget for water and sewer 
rate relief, which will help lower costs for residential consumers and businesses 
served by sewer districts, including the MWRA. 



Surplus Land: 

Both the House and Senate passed legislation to reform the state's surplus land 
disposition policy. Both bills included an assignable municipal right of first 
refusal to purchase the parcel at a discount: a professional smart growth review 
for larger parcels; a Surplus Land Coordinating Council to oversee disposition; 
and a municipal share of 10%-25% of proceeds in instances where the municipal 
right of first refusal is not exercised. Unfortunately, the Conference Committee 
did not advance the bill to final passage, but significant progress was made setting 
the foundation for the 2007-08 legislative session. 

Two major development issues were also highlighted this year; mixed-use zoning and 
Chapter 40R. MAPC presented an overview of the mixed-use zoning toolkit that is 
available on the website. Based on member interest, the November meeting was a panel 
discussion of Chapter 40R that brought together consultants and communities to share 
their experiences with 40R. 



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The two key environmental issues that were addressed were peak season water demand 
management and the natural hazard mitigation planning grant. Seven NSPC communities 
chose to participate in the regional grant to develop natural hazard mitigation plans. This 
planning effort got underway in July. 

South Shore Coalition 

In 2006, the South Shore Coalition (SSC), one of the eight subregions of MAPC, met on 
a monthly basis to discuss issues of mutual interest and to learn about MAPC activities 
and products. The SSC includes the following communities: Cohasset, Duxbury, 
Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell, Pembroke, Rockland, Scituate, and 
Weymouth. In December 2006, the towns of Braintree and Holbrook were moved from 
the Inner Core Subregion to the South Shore Coalition, bringing the total number of 
communities up to 13. 

During 2006, SSC meetings addressed the following regional transportation issues, 
through presentations or discussions: Subregional representation in the MPO, use of the 
Route 3 breakdown lane, the Unified Planning Work Program, the Transportation 
Improvement Program priorities, suburban mobility funding opportunities, bicycle 
transportation, and the development of MAPC s parking toolkit. Meeting topics also 
included Peak Water Demand Management, expedited permitting, and Coastal Hazard 
Commission draft recommendations. Planners from MAPC also visited the SSC in 
February to present findings from Phase 2 of MetroFuture through a presentation on the 
Current Trends Scenario. Each meeting also included a community exchange, 
discussion of MAPC Executive Director's report, and other updates. 

MAPC Annual Report prepared and submitted by Marc D. Draisen, Executive 
Director, Metropolitan Area Planning Council. 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN CLERK 

2006 

As the year 2006 comes to a close, I respectfully submit my fifteenth report as Town 
Clerk. It has been a very active year with four elections - one being a special town 
election for a general operation override. A total of 66.2% voted in this election only 
surpassed by the November state election which totaled 69%. Absentee voting has also 
been at a record high. For the Special Town Election on May 23 rd we had 377 absentee 
voters and for the State Election in November we had 304. In addition to the elections, 
we had two town meetings, conducted the annual census, issued dog licenses, filed and 
renewed business certificates, etc. 

Because of guidelines set forth in Help America Vote Act (HAVA), and 
recommendations made by election officials, the Secretary of State allocated money from 
the HAVA funding that replaced all computers, monitors and printers throughout the 
Commonwealth. These computers have the capability to accept programs that make us 
HAVA compliant and have allowed us to generate more reports, have the capability of 
producing extracts on CD's and so much more! As some of you may be aware, our 
voting machines are now programmed to reject blank voted ballots and ballots with an 
over-voted race. If a ballot does not feed properly, it may be an over-vote, a blank ballot 
or an unintentional ink mark and allows the voter, if they wish to spoil that ballot and 
revote a new ballot. In time, the state is providing a new handicapped voting machine 
which will be more accessible and easier to use. Several cities and towns tested these 
machines during the November election. 

At the Special Town Meeting on November 13 th we received funding from the 
Community Preservation Committee to preserve and restore vital records dating back to 
1732. This has given us the opportunity to save these records as they are permanent 
records under the Town Clerk's retention schedule. 

As always, I would like to extend my appreciation to the citizens of Cohasset, town 
officials, department heads, town employees, election workers, committees and to my 
assistant for their support and assistance during the year. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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Index Annual Town Meeting - April 1, 2006 



1 . Annual town report. Adopted unanimously. 

2. Reports of committees. Adopted unanimously. 

3. Operating budget. Adopted. 

4. Community preservation fund 

a. Sub accounts - historical resources, open space, community housing. 
Adopted. 

b. Improvements - 60 Elm St. Adopted. 

c. Restoration of Town Hall entrance doors. Adopted. 

d. Veteran's memorial park project. Adopted. 

e. Beechwood Street ball field project. Adopted. 

f. Open space acquisition. Adopted. 

g. Historic properties restoration. Adopted. 

5. Unpaid bills. Adopted. 

6. Supplemental appropriations - fiscal 2006. Adopted 

7. Rate of interest for tax deferrals for eligible seniors. Adopted unanimously. 

8. Tax exemptions. Adopted unanimously. 

9. Funding - Veterans memorial. Indefinitely postponed. 

10. James Lane easement. Adopted. 

1 1 . Cook Estate. Indefinitely postponed. 

12. Parking lot construction. Indefinitely postponed. 

13. Zoning bylaw - Inclusionary Zoning. Adopted. 

14. Zoning bylaw - Off street parking. Adopted. 

15. Zoning bylaw - Senior Multi-family residence overlay district. Adopted 
unanimously. 

16. Zoning bylaw - Large house plan review. Indefinitely postponed. 

17. Zoning bylaw - Transit oriented development. Adopted. 

18. Zoning bylaw - Reconciliation. Adopted unanimously. 

19. Funding - Town Planner position. Indefinitely postponed. 

20. Water Commission land acquisition. Adopted unanimously. 

21 . Water Commission easements. Adopted unanimously. 

22. Board of Health mutual aid agreements. Adopted unanimously. 

23. Eminent domain - Sassafras Rock. Indefinitely postponed. 

24. General bylaw - Door-to-Door solicitation. Adopted unanimously. 



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TOWN OF COHASSET 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

APRIL 1, 2006 



At the Annual Town Meeting held on Saturday. April 2, 2005 at the Cohasset High 
School Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were contained in the warrant and 
acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk. Marion L. Douglas at 9:30 a.m. were Carol St. 
Pierre, Janice Rosano, Debra Krupczak. Kathleen Rhodes, Deborah Protulis, Abigail 
Alves and Nancy Barrett. Tellers were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, Daniel 
Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 10:20 a.m. and a quorum of 100 was present 
at that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled for Precinct 1 - 
371 and Precinct 2 - 270 for a grand total of 641 voters. 

It was unanimously voted to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and 
Return of Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 

Citizens recited the pledge of allegiance. Representative Garrett Bradley was recognized 
at this time. 

Article 1: Annual Town Report 

To act upon the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town 
Report for 2005. 

MOVED that the reports of the various Town Officers as printed in the Annual Town 
Report for 2005 be accepted and filed with the permanent records of the Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 2: Reports of Committees 

To hear the reports of any Committee heretofore chosen and act thereon. 

Glenn Pratt, Director of Emergency Management gave a report. 

MOVED that the reports of any committees heretofore chosen be heard and accepted. 



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Motion adopted unanimously. 

Commendation offered by Frederick Koed, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. 

WHEREAS, since Michael Sullivan has lived in Cohasset, he has had strong ongoing 
interest in and the Public Affairs in the Town of Cohasset; 

WHEREAS, Michael Sullivan's interest in the Public Affairs of Cohasset has lead to 
many years of dedicated Public Service to the Town of Cohasset; 

WHEREAS, Michael Sullivan was elected in 1988 to the Board of Health and served 
for three years on the Board, including serving as Chairman of the Board of Health in 
1990; 

WHEREAS, Michael Sullivan was elected in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2003 to the Board 
of Selectmen and served each of those three year terms; 

WHEREAS, the Town of Cohasset could not operate without the dedicated service of 
may men and women in various appointive and elective positions; 

WHEREAS, such dedication and service to the Town can not come without great 
sacrifice to personal matters and family life; 

WHEREAS, the Board of Selectmen now recommends this Unanimous Motion of 
Commendation to Michael Sullivan: 

NOW THEEFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at 
Annual Town Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to 
Selectmen Michael Sullivan for his many years of dedicated service to the Town of 
Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this first day of 
April in the year Two Thousand Six. 

Commendation voted unanimously. 

Article 3: Operating Budget 

To see if the Town will vote to fix salaries and compensation of Elected Officers, and to 
see what sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate from available funds or 
otherwise, for the payment of the salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment and 
outlays, capital and otherwise, of the several Town Departments, for the ensuing fiscal 
year, or to take any other action related thereto. 



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APPENDIX A 
FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 













FISCAL 2007 


DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


| RECOMMENDED 
DEPARTMENT BUDGET WITHOUT 
REQUESTED OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S72SK OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S1.495MOVERRIDE 


ADMINISTRATION 


S73 


573 


573 


573 


573 






Moderator 

Persona! Services 


Total 


S573 


$573 


$573 


$573 


$573 






Selectmen 
Personal Services 
Genera) Expenses 


5.500 

66,012 


5 500 
71 150 


5.6X 
58 800 


5.500 

58.800 


5500 
58.800 






Total 


$71,512 


$70,650 


$64,300 


$64,300 


$64,300 






Town Manager 
Personal Services 
Town Hal Clerical 
General Expenses 


105 475 
399 263 

6360 


99.278 

402.778 

3421 


115.000 

400 148 

6550 


115,000 
538 814 
44 050 


115.000 

525 313 

14060 


10,000 


10,000 


Total 


$511,038 


S505 477 


$521,098 


$697,864 


$654,363 






Advisory Committee 
General Expenses 
Reserve Fund 


345 
260 500 




260 500 


345 

234 000 


345 

100,000 


345 
10O000 






Total 


$260,845 


$200,500 


$234,345 


$100,345 


$100,345 






Director or Finance 

Personal Expenses 
General Expense; 


88 015 

40 300 


88015 
39 863 


82 639 
28 968 


92 639 

28 948 


92639 
28 948 






Total 


$128,315 


$127,878 


$121,607 


$121,587 


$121,587 






Board of Assessors 
Personal Expenses 

OaVftml L-vw.e: 


64.020 
31 506 


64.020 
30682 


66 830 
26 865 


66.830 
35.765 


66 830 
27,655 






Total 


$05,525 


$W ,'02 


$93685 


S102 585 


$04 485 






Treasurer/Collector 

Personal Expenses 
Generai Expanses 


63 119 

42 750 


63 067 
40072 


60 002 

40 450 


60 750 
41 750 


60 750 
40 950 






Total 


$105,869 


$103139 


$100452 


S102 500 


$101,700 






Legal Services 
Town Counsel Services 


235 000 


235 000 


150.000 


150 000 


150.000 






Total 


$235,000 


$235,000 


$150,000 


$150,000 


$150,000 






Town Clerk 
Personal Services - Elected 
Personal Services 
Genera! Expenses 


55 455 

18436 

13 96? 


55 445 
•3 630 
12422 


57,119 
11 307 
8 735 


58 119 
18 153 
24 125 


58 119 
18 153 

11 125 






Total 


$87,753 


$81 Ml 


$77,161 


$100,397 


$87,397 






Conservation Commission 
Genera Expenses 


27 800 


27.664 


37 400 


37 474 


37.374 






Total 


$27,800 


S2 76W 


537.400 


$37,474 


$37,374 






Planning Board 
Persona Services 
General Expense; 


30 000 
14 730 


26 746 

11 793 


10 300 
4400 


48.522 
4 950 



14 450 


10.000 


10.000 


Total 


$44,730 


$38,539 


$14,700 


$53,372 


$14,450 






Zoning Board of Appeals 

General Eicenses 


4 385 


2.354 


4385 


4385 


3025 






Total 


$4,385 


S2 3S: 


$4,385 


$4,385 


S3. 025 







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APPENDIX A 
FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 











FISCAL 2007 


DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


RECOMMENDED 
DEPAR TMENT BUDGET WITHOUT 
REQUESTED OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S725K OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S1.495M OVERRIDE 


Town Reports 

General Expenses 


16.000 


14,391 


15,000 


15,000 


15,000 






Total 


sie.ooo 


$14,391 


S15.000 


S15.000 


$15,000 






Parting Clenx 
General Expenses 


2500 


790 


2,000 


2000 


1 800 






Total 


$2500 


$790 


$2,000 


$2,000 


$1,800 






Unclassified 
Audit of Accounts 
S.S Coalition 
Water Purchase 


17,000 
4000 

67.000 


1 7,000 
4.000 
46,364 


8,500 
4.000 

50 000 


15.000 
4.000 
30,000 


12000 
4.000 
30,000 






Total 


S 88.000 


S66.364 


S62.500 


S49.OO0 


$46,000 






















ADMINISTRATIVE TOTAL 


S1.679.905 


S1.635.518 


$1,499,806 


$1,601,382 


S1.492399 







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APPENDIX A 
FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 













FISCAL 2007 


DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 

EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


RECOMMENDED 
DEPARTMENT BUDGET WITHOU1 
REQUESTED OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
$72SK OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S149SM OVERRIDE 


PUBLIC SAFETY 


1.673128 
103,850 
28 000 


1 673128 
88 962 
23 881 


1 590 418 

101.450 




1.855,034 
100 000 
28 000 


1.668.632 

95.360 




21467 


2M67 


Police Department 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 
Capital Outlay 


Total 


$1,804,978 


$1,785,971 


$1,691,866 


$1,983,034 


$1,764,982 






Fire Department 
Persona 1 Services 
Gene/aj Expenses 
HyoTam Serv-ces 


1558,362 

161.810 
67 414 


1.542.892 
160301 
65 969 


1.572642 
147.345 
67,414 


1.622.582 
232.770 
159,245 


1.588 449 
165.295 
87.120 






Total 


$1,787,588 


$1,789,262 


S1.787.401 


$2,014,597 


$1,840,864 






B (Jiang Commissioner 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 


62490 
3955 


62490 
4686 


67,700 

5400 


69 700 
5,400 


69.200 
5250 






Total 


$66 445 


$67,178 


$73,100 


$75,100 


$74,450 






Gas & Plumbmg Inspector 
General Expenses 


6280 


8 280 


8000 


10 000 


10.000 






Total 


$8,280 


$8,280 


$8,000 


$10,000 


$10,000 






Wei onts ■ Measures 
Personal Services 
Genera: Expenses 


2600 
45C 


2600 
450 


2 600 

450 


2 600 
450 


2600 

450 






Total 


saoso 


$3,050 


$3,050 


$3,050 


$3,050 






Wiring Inspector 
Genera: Expenses 


16 5O0 


16 247 


17 500 


18 500 


17,500 






Total 


$16,500 


$16,247 


S17.5O0 


$18,500 


$17,500 






Civil Defense 

Salaries & Expenses 


450 


350 


5350 


5 350 


5,350 






Total 


1450 


$350 


$5,350 


$5,350 


$5,350 






Harbor mane' 
Personal Services 
General Expenses 


61 153 

7400 


60 478 
6423 


62 589 

5,100 


68 309 

10,700 


64 308 
8050 






Total 


$68,553 


$88,902 


$67,689 


S80.009 


$72,359 






Bhetflsn 
Personal Services 


500 


500 


500 


500 


500 






Total 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 


$500 




















PUBUC SAFETY TOTAL 


$3,756,342 


$3,717,738 


S3.654.456 


S4 190 141) 


$3,789,055 






EDUCATION 


11943 800 


11.943 800 


12344.382 


13.987 198 


12714.714 


530 000 


1 100.000 


Conassef Schools 
Salaries & Expenses 


Total 


$11,943,800 


$11,943,800 


$12,344,382 


$13,987 198 


$12714.714 






South Shore VocTech 

Vocational Assessment 


86 988 


86 988 


95 770 


105 910 


105,910 






Total 


$86,988 


$86,988 


$05,770 


$105,910 


$105,910 






















EDUCATION TOTAL 


$12,030,788 


SI? 030,738 


S1?440 15? 


$14,093 108 


$12,820,624 







37 



APPENDIX A 
FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 











FISCAL 2007 


DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 
APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 

APPROPRIATED 


DEPARTMENT 
REQUESTED 


RECOMMENDED 

3UDGET WITHOUT 

OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL I SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON CONTINGENT ON 
$725K 0VERRIDE|S1495M OVERRIDE 


PUBLIC WORKS 


; 

694 605 
202 667 
365.698 


669,162 
197.134 
368.857 


700.327 
161.715 
360.036 


737.199 
181.31B 
404.812 


697,468 
180.395 
394,036 





10,000 


Department of Public Won* 
Personal Services 
General Expanses 
Other Appropnations 


Total 


$1.262970 


$1,235,153 


$1,222,078 


$1,323,329 


S1.271.899 






Snow & Ice 
Genera Expenses 


50626 


282217 


51.156 


51.156 


51.156 








Total 


$50,626 


S282217 


$51,156 


$51,156 


$51,156 






Street Lighting 

General Expenses 


55 890 


57,919 


58 000 


62.000 


62000 






Total 


S55.890 


$57,919 


$58,000 


$62,000 


$62000 






Building Maintenance 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


171,557 
255.265 


170,037 
315.049 


202791 
243.265 


315,119 
403.500 


208,204 
296 300 


54,722 

40.000 


54,722 
40.000 


Total 


$426,822 


$485,086 


$446,056 


$718,619 


$504,504 






















PUBLIC WORKS TOTAL 


$1,796,308 


$2,060,375 


S 1.777.290 


S2.1S5.104 


$1,889,559 






HEALTH & WELFARE 


121.527 
10,284 


123,627 
12100 


127.027 
8600 


119 527 
8 350 






Board of Health 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


126.274 
12211 


Total 


$138,515 


$131,811 


$135,627 


$135,627 


$127,877 






Elder Affaire 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


122617 
36.605 


118,082 
39 503 


126 972 
31,160 


160.794 
49.160 


136,514 
42510 


20490 


20,490 


Total 


$159,222 


$157,585 


S1 58.132 


$209,954 


$179,024 






Veterans Services 

Personal Services 
General Expenses 


1.600 
1000 


1 592 



1.600 
425 


1.600 
425 


1.600 

225 






Total 


$2,600 


S1.592 


$2,025 


S2.025 


S1.825 






Commission on Disabilities 

General Expenses 


100 





100 


100 


100 






Total 


$100 


$0 


S100 


S100 


$100 






















HEALTH & WELFARE TOTA 


$300,437 


S290.988 


$295,884 


$347,706 


$308,826 







38 



APPENDIX A 
FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 











FISCAL 2007 


FISCAL 2005 

DEPARTAfENT [APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


| RECOMMENDED 
DEPAR -PVENTBU DC ET WITHOUT 
REQUESTED ! OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S725K OVERRIDE 


SUPPLE MENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S1 495 M OVERRIDE 


CULTURE & RECREATION 


328838 
64418 


355 683 

100,211 


390 51 B 
113 235 


350.345 
110 085 





10.000 


Library Services 
Personal Services 
Genera; Exoenses 


336 878 
84 418 


Total 


$421,294 


$411,256 


$455,894 


$503,753 


$460,430 






Rec reason 

Persona! Services 
General Expenses 


116,506 
6380 


109.173 

6115 


118,425 
6380 


119,425 
6 380 


116 425 
6380 






Total 


$122,885 


S1 15.288 


$124,805 


$124,805 


$124,805 






Common Historical Commi 

Genera Expenses 


iston 

20C 





200 


200 


100 






Total 


$700 


$0 


$200 


$200 


$100 






Historical Preservation 
Personal Services 
General Expense* 


BOO 
200 


800 



800 
200 


800 
200 


800 
200 






Total 


$1,000 


$800 


$1,000 


$1,000 


si ooo 






Celebrations 

Genera' Expenses 


2500 


2500 


250O 


5 000 


5000 






Total 


$2,500 


$2»0 


$2,500 


$5,000 


$5,000 






















CULTURAL! REC. TOTAL 


$547,881 


$531844 


$584,399 


$634 758 


$591,335 






DEBT SERVICE 


1 014 301 
421 322 
901 094 

1 455 446 


1 014 183 
421 307 
905093 

1 461447 


1 152 935 

418085 

1494 160 

1.722110 


1.195.005 

415.323 

1,543 826 

1.388 817 


1.195.005 
415.323 
1.543826 
1 368817 






Non-Exetudad Pnfiaple 
Non-Exaudea inures: 
Excluded Principle 
Excluded interest 


DEBT SERVICE TOTAL 


$1802 169 


$3,802,030 


$4,787,290 


$4,542,971 


S4 54? .971 






BENEFITS & INSURE 


kNCE 


847284 




983 173 



1.106 000 




1 105 000 



17,000 


34.000 


Pensions 

County Assessment 
Nor-Contjibuto r v 


843 884 

3 40C 


Tom 


$847,284 


S84 7.284 


$983 173 


$1,105,000 


$1 105.000 






Workers Comoensaion 


105.000 


69 789 


70 000 


90 000 


80 000 


2.500 


10.000 


tout 


$105,000 


$69,789 


$70,000 


$90,000 


$80,000 






Unemptoymenl 

General Expenses 


5000 


18980 


35 000 


20 000 


20.000 






Tola! 


S5 Out 


$18,980 


$35,000 


$20 000 


$20,000 






Heattn Insurance 
General Expenses 


1 872901 


1 800 271 


1966 000 


2.241 240 


2207 920 


15.000 


160.000 


Total 


$1.872901 


$1,800,271 


S1.966.0O0 


$2,241,240 


$2207 920 







39 



APPENDIX A 
FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 











FISCAL 2007 


DEPARTMENT 


FISCAL 2005 

APPROPRIATED 


FISCAL 2005 
EXPENDED 


FISCAL 2006 
APPROPRIATED 


RECOMMENDED 
DEPARTMENT BUDGET WITHOUT 
REQUESTED OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 
CONTINGENT ON 
S725K OVERRIDE 


SUPPLEMENTAL 

CONTINGENT ON 
$1.495M OVERRIDE 


Lire Insurance 

General Expenses 


6,760 


7691 


8000 


9,000 


9.000 


200 


1,000 


Total 


$6,760 


$7,691 


$8,000 


$9,000 


$9,000 






Medicare 

General Expenses 


175,000 


174.750 


190,000 


205.000 


200.000 


1,621 


11,321 


Total 


S1 75.000 


$174,750 


$190,000 


$205,000 


$200,000 






Property & Liability Insuran 
Genera! Expenses 


ce 

230 000 


231.881 


202600 


216000 


218.000 






Total 


S230.O00 


$231,881 


$202,500 


$218,000 


$218,000 






















BENEFITS & INSURANCE 


$3,241,945 


$3,150,646 


$3,454,673 


$3,888,240 


S3.839.920 






ENTERPRISE FUNDS 


521.380 
35.320 
46.409 
24,149 


500,166 
57,292 
52,730 
47,420 


520.206 
82.292 
54,312 
20.137 


538.706 
82292 
54.312 
20.137 






Central Cohasset Sewer 

General Expenses 

Depreciation /Capita 
Indirect Expenses 
Debt Service 


487.280 
98.292 
46.409 
24, 149 


Total 


$656,130 


$627,258 


$657,608 


$676,947 


S695 447 






North Cohasset Sewer 

General Expenses 
Depreciation /Capital 
Indirect Expenses 


141.681 
68.333 
15.534 


192579 
58.333 
15534 


143 874 
54,333 
19,500 


149,390 
52,750 
20 085 


155,640 
52750 
20,085 






Total 


S215.54S 


$266,446 


$217,707 


$222,225 


$228,475 






Water Enterprise Fund 

General Expenses 
Other Appropnations 
Capital Outlay 
Debt Service • Pnncrple 
Debt Service - Interest 


888,100 
31 296 
100 000 
663.160 
406.279 


742.813 
20,477 

681935 
387,341 


1,069,320 

31,296 

100,000 

708 531 

446 331 


1.189 600 

32.000 



777.159 

695.391 


1,188 600 

32000 



777.159 

695 391 






Total 


$2,088,835 


$1,832,566 


$2,355,478 


$2,694,150 


$2693.150 






















ENTERPRISE FUNDS TOTA 


$2960,513 


$2,726,270 


$3,230,793 


S3,593,322 


$3617.072 






















GRAND TOTAL 


$30,116,282 


$29,946,197 


$31,724,743 


$35,046,732 


$32891.761 


$725,000 


$1,495,000 



40 



APPENDIX B 



SALARIES AND RATE SCHEDULE - FISCAL YEAR 2007 



Grada Stap 



1st 



2nd 



3rd 



4th 



5th 



6th 



7th 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



9 86 
345 10 
394 40 



10 42 
364 70 
41680 



10 98 
384 30 
439.20 



11 54 
403 90 

461 60 



12 11 
42385 
484 40 



12 68 
44380 
507 20 



1325 
463.75 
530.00 



B Hourly 

35 Hrs 
40Hrs 



1065 
37275 
426 00 



11.26 
394 10 

450 40 



11 87 
415 45 
474 80 



12 48 
436 80 
499 20 



13.05 
45675 
522.00 



1366 
478 10 
546 40 



14.28 
499 80 
571.20 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



11 53 
403 55 
461 20 



12 15 
425 25 
486 00 



12 79 
447 65 
511 60 



13 43 
470 05 
537 20 



14 10 
493 50 
564 00 



14 79 
51765 
591 60 



15 45 
540 75 
61800 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



12 43 
435 05 
497.20 



13 16 
460 6C 

526 4C 



13 83 
484 05 
553.20 



1455 
509 25 
582 00 



15 27 
534 45 

610.80 



1597 
558 95 
63880 



1669 
584 15 
667 60 



E Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



1341 
469 35 
536 40 



14.20 
487 00 
568 00 



1493 
52255 

597 20 



15 70 
54950 
62800 



16.47 
576 45 
65880 



17 25 
603 75 
690 00 



1802 
630 70 
720 80 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



14 48 
506 80 
579.20 



1532 
536 2C 
612 80 



16 12 
564 20 
644 80 



16 91 
591 85 
676 40 



17 78 
622 30 

711 20 



1861 
651 35 
744 40 



19 45 
680 75 
778 00 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



1566 
548 10 
626 40 



16 52 
578 20 
660 80 



17 43 
610 05 
697 20 



1831 
640 85 
732 40 



19.20 
67200 
768 00 



20 05 
701 75 
80200 



20 96 
733 60 
838 40 



H Hourly 

35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



1689 
591 15 
675 60 



17 85 
624 75 
714 00 



18 82 
658 70 
75280 



19 80 
693 00 

79200 



20.73 
72555 
82920 



21 68 
758 80 

867 20 



22 66 
793 10 
906 40 



I Hourly 

35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



1826 
639 10 
730 40 



1927 
674 45 
770 80 



20 32 

711 20 
812 80 



21.35 
747 25 
854 00 



22 39 
78365 
895 60 



23 43 
820 05 
937 20 



24 48 
856 80 
979 20 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



19 70 
689 50 

788 00 



20 80 
728 00 
832 00 



21 92 
767 20 
876 80 



23 02 

805 70 
920 80 



24 20 

647.00 
968 00 



25 32 

886 20 

1.012 80 



26 46 

92610 

1 .058 40 



Hourly 
35 Hrs 
40 Hrs 



21 29 
745 15 
851 60 



22 47 
786 45 
898 8C 



23.72 
830 20 
948 80 



24 90 
871 50 
996 00 



26.11 

91385 

1.044 40 



27.33 

956 55 

1.093.20 



28 56 
999 60 

1.142 40 



L Hourly 2300 24.32 25 63 26 94 28.23 29.51 30.83 

35Hrs 80500 85120 897 05 942 90 988 05 1.032 85 1.07905 

40 Hrs 92000 972 80 1.025 20 1.077 60 1.129.20 1.180 40 1.233 20 

M Hourly 24 86 26 22 27 64 29 06 30 48 3189 33 33 

35Hrs 87010 917 70 967 40 1017 10 1066 80 111615 1166 55 

40Hrs 99440 1.04880 1.10560 116240 1,21920 1.27560 1.33320 

N Hourly 26 81 28 33 29 86 3135 32 89 34 42 35 97 

35 Hrs 938 35 99155 1.045 10 1.097 25 1,15115 1.204 70 1258 95 

40Hrs 1.07240 1.133 20 1194 40 1.25400 1,31560 1376 80 1438 80 

O Hourly 28 97 30 60 32.27 33 93 35 56 3719 38 86 

35 Hrs 101395 107100 1129 45 118755 1.244 60 1.30165 1.360.10 

40Hrs 1.15880 1,22400 1.29080 1.35720 1.42240 1.487.60 1.55440 



41 



APPENDIX B 




PAY 


POSITIONS 


GROUP 


AUTHORIZED 



SCHEDULE 



HOURS 



Schedule 1 - Regular Employees 



Board of Assessors 

Deputy Assessor/Appraiser 
Assistant Assessor 
Administrative Assistant 

Building Department 

Building Commissioner/Zoning Officer 
Clerk 

Civilian Dispatch 

Communications Supervisor 
Communications Officer 
Communications Officer 
Communications Officer 

Elder Affairs 
Director 
Elder Advocate 
Volunteer Coordinator 
Clerk 

Van Driver 
Van Driver 

Facilities 
Director 

Maintenance Worker 
Maintenance Worker 

Fire Department 
Fire Chief 
Captain 
Lieutenant 

Firefighter - Paramedic 
Firefighter - EMT 
Firefighter - Mechanic 
Private 

Harbor Department 
Harbormaster 

Board of Health 
Health Agent 
Administrator 



Contract 
H 

G 



Contract 
D 



Contract 

I 

G 
G 

F 
F 



Contract 
G 

F 



Contract 
FS-13 

FS-12 
FS-11 
FS-10 
FS-10 
FS-9 



Contract 



Contract 
Contract 





40 


7 


35 


7 


35 




40 


7 


21 


1 


40 


1 


40 


1 


40 


1 


16 




40 


1 


28 


1 


19 


1 


19 


1 


10 


1 


19 




40 


1 


40 


1 


40 




40 


5 


42 


5 


42 


5 


42 


5 


42 


5 


42 


5 


42 



40 



10 
40 



42 



Library 

Chief Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Staff Librarian 
Library Assistant 
Library Assistant 
Library Technician 
Library Technician 
Library Technician 
Administrative Assistan' 



APPENDIX B 








Contract 


1 




40 




1 


6 


35 




1 


6 


31 




1 


6 


37.5 




1 


6 


35 




1 


6 


26 




1 


6 


24 




2 


6 


22 




1 


6 


9 



Planning Board 

Administrative Assistant 



25 



Police Department 
Police Chief 
Sergeant 
Patrolman 
Secretary 

Department of Public Works 
Superintendent 
General Foreman 
Working Foreman 
Heavy Equipment Operate 
Skilled Utility Worker 
Tree Climber 

Skilled Utility Worker - Cemetery 
Clerk 



Contract 


1 




40 


PS-11 


5 


4 


37.5 


PS -09 


13 


4 


37 5 


G 


1 


7 


40 


Contract 


1 




40 


K 


1 




40 


I 


3 




40 


G 


4 




40 


F 


3 




40 


F 


1 




40 


F 


1 




40 


G 


1 




30 



Recreation 
Director 



Contract 



40 



Board of Selectmen 

Administrative Assistant 
Secretary /Receptionist 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant 
Director of Finance/Town Accountant 
Assistant Town Accountant 



H 


1 


1 


40 


F 


1 


1 


35 


Contract 


1 




40 


G 


1 


7 


25 



Town Clerk 

Assistant Town Clerk 



40 



Town Manager 
Town Manager 



Contract 



40 



43 



APPENDIX B 



Treasurer/Collector 
Treasurer/Collector 
Assistant Treasurer/Collector 
Assistant to Treasurer 



Contract 
H 
G 



40 
40 
35 



Schedule 1a - Elected Employees 



Town Clerk 


$58,119 


Clerk, Board of Registrars 


329 


Moderator 


1 


Board of Selectmen 




Chair 


1,500 


Members (4) at $1,000 


4,000 


Board of Assessors 




Chair 


1,300 


Members (2) at $1,200 


2,400 


Schedule 2a - Part Time Positions Annual 




Veterans' Agent 


1,600 


Member, Board of Registrars 


326 


Sealer of Weights and Measurers 


2,600 


Town Archivist 


600 


Director of Emergency Management 


350 


Assistant Director of Emergency Management 


100 


Shellfish Constable 


500 


Animal Control Officer 


16.130 


Keeper of the Town Clock 


100 


Keeper of the Town Pump 


100 


Schedule 2b - Part Time Positions Hourly 




Assistant Harbor Master 


12 00 


Casual Labor 


7 00 


Election Officers 


10.00 


Election Clerk 


10.00 


Election Warden 


10 00 


Summer Patrolman 


14.00 


Police Matron 


13.00 


Deputy Building Inspector (H-Min) 


16.89 


Library Pages 


8.00 


Recording Secretary 


12.07 


Schedule 3 - Part Time Positions 





20.00 



44 



Schedule 4 - informational Only 
Police Department 

Schedule 5 - Informational Only 
Fire Department 

Schedule 6 - Informational Only 
Library 

Schedule 7 - Informational Only 
Municipal Clerical and Custodial 



APPENDIX B 

(Collective Bargaining Unit) 

(Collective Bargaining Unit) 
(Collective Bargaining Unit) 

(Collective Bargaining Unit) 



Exempt Positions - Per the Fair Labor Standards Act 

Deputy Assessor/Appraiser Health Agent 

Building Commissioner Chief Librarian 

Director of Finance/Town Accountant Police Chief 

Director of Facilities Recreation Directs 

Elder Affairs Directo r Superintendent of Public Works 

Fire Chief Town Manager 

Haroormaster Treasurer/Collector 

Health Administrator Town Planner 



45 



APPENDIX C 




CAPITAL BUDGET FY 2007 THROUGH 2010 












DEPARTMENT/ITEM 


2007 


2008 


2009 


2070 


2011 












Board of Selectmen 


















Prrvate Ways Repair 


S50.000 


S25.000 


$25,000 


S25,000 


$25,000 


Harbor Seawall 


$600,000 








Forest Avenue Sidewalk 


$400 000 








Beecnwood Street Sidewalk 


$125 000 








Border Street Bridge 


S50.000 






Sandy Beach Parking Lot 


S75.000 






Town Hall Technology 


S15 000 


S1 0,000 


$10,000 


S10.000 


51 0,000 










Facilities 








Emergency Generators 


$220 000 








Maintenance Vehicle 


S35.000 










Security Systems 


S80.000 










Roofing Repairs 


$100,000 
















Police Department 
















Cruiser Replacement Program 


S56.000 


370.000 


$60,000 


S60.000 


360.000 


Cruiser Radio Replacement 


334,000 








Computer Lwrades 




S30.000 








Portable Radio Replacement 






$50,000 






Police Station Construction 


S4 000,000 










Fire Department 
















Rerjlace Chiefs Vehicle 


$35 000 










CcTicjter U parades 




S30.000 








Reolace Ambulance 




$150,000 








Replace Ename Two 


$300,000 






Equipment Replacement 


$25,000 


$25 000 


325 000 


$25,000 


325.000 












School Department 




















School Bus Replacement 


$60,000 


560 OOC 


360 000 


360 000 


S60.000 


Technology Upgrades 


S1 00.000 


$100,000 


$100 000 


3100.000 


S1 00.000 


Alumni Field Bleachers 


$85,000 






Security Systems 


3225.000 
















Department of Public Works 




















Sandy Beach D arkmg Lot 


$110,000 








Reo ace Vehicles 


$100 000 








Repiace 1986 Dump Truck 




S75.000 






Replace 1982 Ford Bucket Truck 




S10.000 






New Mowing Machine 




S25.000 






Repiace 1988 Internationa 


S80.000 






Replace 1985 CAT Loader 


S1 50,000 




Replace 1 988 655 '^oader and Backhoe 


$85 000 




Replace 1 989 Peterbilt 


$100 000 










Paul Pratt Library 








Upgrade DCLN "erminais 


$12,000 


$12,000 


312,000 


$12,000 


512,000 








GRAND TOTAL 


S2.467.000 


$827 000 


$877,000 


34,392,000 


$292 000 







46 



MOVED that Thirty Two Million Eight Hundred Ninety One Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty One 
($32,891 ,761) Dollars be appropriated for the Fiscal Year 2007 Annual Town Budget to be 
allotted as follows: $66,649 for salaries of elected Town Officials consisting of the Town Clerk 
$57,119; Clerk, Board of Registrars $329.00; Moderator, $1.00; Selectmen, Chairman, $1,500.00; 
Members (4) at $1,000.00, $4,000.00; Board of Assessors, Chairman, $1,300.00; Members (2); 
at $1,200.00, $2,400.00; and the remaining $32,824,612 for Personal Services, Expenses and 
Capital Outlays, interest on Maturing Debt and other charges for various departments as 
recommended for purposes in the column entitled "RECOMMENDED BUDGET WITHOUT 
OVERRIDE" in Appendix A as attached to these Town Manager's Recommended Motions for the 
2006 Annual Town Meeting and Appendix B of the Warrant for the 2006 Annual Town Warrant, a 
copy of which Appendices are incorporated here by reference, and to meet the appropriation, the 
following transfers are made: 



S2 


,693,150 


from Water Revenue 


S 


923,922 


from Sewer Revenue 


S 


325,000 


from Free Cash 


S 


75,000 


from Overlay Surplus 


$ 


80.000 


from Pension Reserve 


s 


11,645 


from Waterways Fund 


s 


10,000 


from Wetlands Fund 


s 


40,000 


from Sale of Burial Lots 



And the remaining balance of $28,733,044 is raised from taxation and other general revenues of 
the Town; and further that the Salary Rate and Schedule as printed in the Warrant and shown in 
Appendix B be adopted. 

And further it is moved that the sum of $725,000 be raised and appropriated from the Fiscal 2007 
tax levy for the purposes set forth in the column entitled "SUPPLEMENTAL CONTINGENT ON 
$725,000 OVERRIDE" in Appendix A, contingent upon a vote of the Town to approve a $725,000 
Proposition Two and One-Half override ballot question pursuant to G.L. c. 59, s. 21C(g). 

And further it is moved that the sum of $1,495,000 be raised and appropriated from the Fiscal 
2007 tax levy for the purposes set forth in the column entitled "SUPPLEMENTAL CONTINGENT 
ON $1 .495 M OVERRIDE" in Appendix A, contingent upon a vote of the Town to approve a 
$1 ,495,000 Proposition Two and One-Half override ballot question pursuant to G.L. c. 59, s. 
21C(g). 

Amendment offered by Roy Fitzsimmons. Move that the bottom line of the School budget be 
reduced by $238,000. 

Amendment is defeated . 

Main motion is adopted. 

Move to reconsider the main motion. Motion defeated. 



Article 4: Community Preservation Committee 

To see if the Town will vote to adopt and approve the recommendations of the Community 
Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2007, and to see if the Town will vote to implement such 
recommendations by appropriating a sum or sums of money from the Community Preservation 
Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the General Laws, and by authorizing the Board of 
Selectmen, with the approval of the Community Preservation Committee to acquire, by purchase, 
gift or eminent domain such real property interests in the same of the Town, or enforceable by the 
Town, including real property interests in the form of permanent affordable housing restrictions 



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and historical preservation restrictions that will meet the requirements of Chapter 184 of the 
General Laws, as may be necessary or proper to carry out the foregoing, or to take any action 
related thereto. 

Recommendation A : Allocation of Community Preservation Funds to the following sub- 
accounts: 

Historical Resources Sub-Account: (10%) $ 58.900 

Open Space Sub-Account: (10%) $58,900 

Community Housing Sub-Account (10%) $58,900 

Recommendation B : Improvements to 60 Elm Street $ 10,000 

Recommendation C : Restoration of Town Hall entrance doors $ 8,000 

Recommendation D : Veterans Memorial Park Project $ 60,000 

Recommendation E : Beechwood Street ball field project $300,000 

Recommendation F : Open Space acquisition $120,000 

Recommendation G : Historic properties restoration $ 80,000 

MOVED that the recommendations of the Community Preservation Committee for Fiscal 2007 be 
accepted and approved as follows: 

Recommendation A: 

MOVED that Fiscal Year 2007 revenues to the Community Preservation Fund be divided to the 
following sub accounts to be administered by the Community Preservation Committee as follows: 

Historical Resources Sub Account (10%) $58,900.00 

Open Space Sub Account (10%) $58,900.00 

Community Housing Sub Account (10%) $ 58,900.00 

Total Budget $176,700.00 

Motion adopted. 

Recommendation B : 

MOVED that Ten Thousand ($10,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Housing Sub Account with the intention that these funds be available in Fiscal 
2006 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager for the purposes of 
making various improvements to the 60 Elm Street Apartment Complex. 

Motion adopted. 

Recommendation C: 

MOVED that Eight Thousand ($8,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account with the intention that these funds be 
available in Fiscal 2006 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager for 
the purposes of performing restoration work to the entrance doors of the antique portion of Town 
Hall. 

Motion adopted. 



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Recommendation D: 

MOVED that Sixty Thousand ($60,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account with the intention that these funds be available in 
Fiscal 2006 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager for the 
purposes of making various improvements to the Veterans memorial Park. 

Motion adopted. 

Recommendation E: 



MOVED that Three Hundred Thousand ($300,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account, with the intention that these funds be available in 
FY 2006 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager to improve, make 
extraordinary changes, preserve, pay for the engineering fees, and all other related costs, 
concerning the Beechwood Street ball field, basketball court, playground and parking areas. 

Motion adopted. 

Recommendation F: 



MOVED that Seventy Thousand ($70,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Open Space Sub Account and Fifty Thousand ($50,000) Dollars from the 
Community Preservation Discretionary Sub Account, for a total of One Hundred Twenty 
Thousand ($120,000) Dollars, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2006 and 
thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager on behalf of the Board of Water 
Commissioners to acquire by purchase or gift or eminent domain taking the following parcel of 
land found on Assessor's Map 72: Parcels 1 and 2 (described by deed recorded in Norfolk 
County Registry of Deeds in Book 10470 at Page 210. Said property is to be acquired in fee 
simple title for watershed, open space and recreation purposes. The town is authorized to grant 
a deed or conservation restriction to The Trustees of Reservations requiring that this land be 
used only for watershed, open space and recreation purposes. 

A 2/3 vote required. 
Motion adopted. 

Recommendation G: 

MOVED that Forty-Five Thousand ($45,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the Community 
Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account and Thirty-Five Thousand ($35,000) Dollars 
be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund Discretionary Sub Account, for a total of 
Eighty Thousand ($80,000) Dollars, with the intention that these funds be available in FY 2006 
and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by the Town Manager, for the purposes of 
investigation, design work, plans and construction work at the Cohasset Historical Society's 
Maritime Museum to improve the electrical system and install lighting, restore wood gutters, 
windows and reconstruct deteriorating sills; restore the roof balustrade at the old Paul Pratt 
Library; and restore the chimneys at the Wilson House and Maritime Museum, and all other 
related work, provided, however, that the Board of Selectmen be hereby authorized to acquire in 
return for such sum a historic preservation restriction in compliance with Chapter 184 of the 
General Laws and the specific work items be performed with the prior approval of the Community 
Preservation Committee 



A 2/3 vote required. 
Motion adopted. 



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Article 5: Unpaid Bills from Previous Years 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow, 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, to pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years, or to take any other action related 
thereto. 

VENDOR AMOUNT REQUESTED 

Robbins Garage $450.00 

MOVED that Four Hundred Fifty ($450.00) Dollars be raised and appropriated from the Fiscal 
2007 tax levy and other general revenues of the town, to be expended by the Town Manager to 
pay for unpaid bills from previous fiscal years, as follows: 

VENDOR AMOUNT 

Robbins Garage $450.00 

A 4/5's vote required. Motion adopted. 

Resolution offered by Rebecca Bates-McArthur, member of the Historical Commission. 

WHEREAS, Noel A. Ripley was the founding Chairman of the Cohasset Historical Commission in 
1974 and continued to serve in this position through 2005 and worked tirelessly on such projects 
as the Captain's Walk, the Minot's Ledge Lighthouse watchroom replica on Government Island, 
The Cohasset Common Historical District, and was the town's strongest advocate for the 
preservation of Cohasset's historic character, and was always ready to share with others his deep 
appreciation and love of Cohasset's long history and its unique way of life; and 

WHEREAS, Noel Ripley, as a skilled repairer of antique clocks, managed the restoration of the 
Town Clock at the First Parish Meeting House on the Comnmon and in 1981 was named the 
official Keeper of the Town Clock; and 

WHEREAS, Noel Ripley established a scholarship in his name at the Cohasset High School 
because he valued higher education. 

NOW, HEREFOR BE IT RESOLVED, that the citizens here assembled extend to his wife and 
family our deepest gratitude and appreciation for Noel's many years of service to the Town of 
Cohasset. 

Given this 1 st day of April, 2006. 
Resolution adopted unanimously. 

Article 6: Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal 2006 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any applicable statute 
and/or transfer from available funds, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by the Town 
Manager, needed by various departmental budgets and appropriations to complete the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 2006, or to take any other action related thereto. 



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Department Budget Request Purpose 

Legal Services 

Police Department Salaries 

Fire Department Salaries 

Public Works 

Facility Maintenance 

Facility Maintenance 

Facility Maintenance 

MOVED that Four Hundred Sixty One Thousand ($461 ,000) Dollars, be hereby transferred to the 
Fiscal 2006 budgetary items set forth below amending the amounts appropriated by the Town 
pursuant to Article 3 of the 2005Annual Town Meeting (which appropriations may have been 
amended at the December 6, 2005 Special Town Meeting), which funds after transfer are to be 
expended by the Town Manager, to supplement certain departmental budgets and appropriations 
set forth below to complete the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, as follows. 



$ 40,000 


Town Counsel 


$150,000 


Overtime Shortfall 


$ 35,000 


Overtime Shortfall 


$ 30,000 


Vehicle Fuels 


$ 10,000 


Overtime Shortfall 


$ 20,000 


Extraordinary Repairs & Maintenance 


$ 21,000 


Utilities and Heating Fuel 



Transfer Funds to: 



Legal Services 


$ 40,000 


Police Department Salaries 


$150,000 


Fire Department Salaries 


$ 35,000 


Public Works 


S 30,000 


Facility Maintenance 


$ 10,000 


Facility Maintenance 


$ 20,000 


Facility Maintenance 


$ 21,000 



Town Counsel 

Overtime Shortfall 

Overtime Shortfall 

Vehicle Fuels 

Overtime Shortfall 

Extraordinary Repairs & Maintenance 

Utilities and Heating Fuel 



TOTAL AMOUNT TRANSFERRED 



$306,000 



And to fund these transfers, One Hundred Fifty Six Thousand (5156,000) Dollars be transferred 
from Free Cash and the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000) Dollars be transferred 
from the unexpended balance of Article 7 of the 2003 Annual Town Meeting. 

Motion adopted. 

Article 7 Rate of Interest for Tax Deferrals : 

To see if the Town will vote to reduce the rate of interest that accrues on property taxes deferred 
by eligible seniors under G.L. c. 59 §5, Clause 41A from 8% to 4%, with such reduced rate to 
apply to taxes assessed for any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1, 2006, or take any action 
related thereto. 

MOVED that the rate of interest that accrues on property taxes deferred by eligible seniors under 
G.L. c. 59 §5, Clause 41A be reduced from 8% to 4%, with such reduced rate to apply to taxes 
assessed for any fiscal year beginning on or after July 1 , 2006. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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Article 8: Tax Exemptions 

To see if the town will vote to accept Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 to grant an 
additional real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such 
additional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under 
clauses 17, 17C 1 / 2 , 17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41B, 41C, 42 and 43 of 
Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws and also, to see if the town will vote 
to accept the amendment of Clause 41C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the Acts 
of 2002, to subsequently grant an additional real estate tax exemption of not more than one 
hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for 
property tax exemption under clause 41 C of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts 
General Laws, or take any other action relative thereto. 

MOVED that Section 4 of Chapter 73 of the Acts of 1986 be accepted to grant an additional real 
estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). Such additional exemption 
may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemptions under clauses 17, 17C 34, 
17D, 22, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 37, 37A, 41, 41 B, 41 C, 42 and 43 of Section 5 of Chapter 59 
of the Massachusetts General Laws and further that the town vote to accept the amendment of 
Clause 41 C in accordance with Chapter 184, Section 51 of the Acts of 2002, to subsequently 
grant an additional real estate tax exemption of not more than one hundred percent (100%). 
Such additional exemption may be granted to persons who qualify for property tax exemption 
under clause 41 C of Section 5 of Chapter 59 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 
Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 9: Funding for Veterans Memorial 

To se if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and /or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to be expended by the Town Manager to 
supplement funds raised by private donations for the construction of a new Veterans Memorial at 
Veterans Park, honoring the Cohasset Man and Women that have served our country, during the 
Korean, Vietnam, Gulf Wars and The War on Terror, in Afghanistan and Iraq., or take any other 
action related thereto. 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone adopted unanimously. 

Article 10: James Lane Easement 

To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to be expended by the Town Manager to be 
added to funds already appropriated under Article 22 of the March 27, 2004 Town Meeting, for 
the acquisition of an easement on James Lane, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that Five Thousand Six Hundred Seventy One Dollars and Seventy Two Cents 
($5,671.72) be raised from the Fiscal 2007 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town to be 
expended by the Town Manager and added to funds already appropriated under Article 22 of the 
March 27, 2004 Town Meeting, for the acquisition of an easement on James Lane. 

Hand count. Yes 64; No 38. Motion adopted. 



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Article 11: Cook Estate 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the scope of authorization voted and the amount of funds 
appropriated for the "Cook project" pursuant to Article 4 of the November 17, 2003, Special Town 
Meeting as follows: 

first to expand the authorization previously so voted by authorizing the Board of Selectmen, 
notwithstanding any limitation contained in said motion voted pursuant to said Article 4, to acquire 
by purchase, gift or eminent domain all or any part of the property commonly known as the Cook 
Property described below and as more particularly described in the motion voted pursuant to said 
Article 4, for general municipal purposes and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to hold 
same for general municipal purposes indefinitely, or in their discretion to dispose of all or a 
portion of the property so acquired pursuant to this Article or pursuant to said motion pursuant to 
Article 4 of the 2003 November Special Town Meeting, subject to Chapter 30 B of the General 
Laws, by soliciting proposals for development of said property for such public or private purposes 
as may be determined by the Board of Selectmen; and 

second, to see what sum of money the town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to 
any applicable statute or transfer from available funds to increase the funds appropriated in the 
motion pursuant to Article 4 of the 2003 November Special Town Meeting, thereby amending the 
appropriation as originally voted from Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($4,500,000) 
to a new higher total appropriation; such Cook project property consisting of: 

(a) five parcels of vacant land located on the northerly side of Sohier Street, numbered 235, 243, 
249, 255 and 261 Sohier Street and identified as Assessor's Map 43, Plots 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 
containing approximately 3 acres in the aggregate, and 

(b) three parcels of land located on the southerly side of Sohier Street, together with the buildings 
and improvements thereon known and numbered as 230 Sohier Street, shown as Lot 1 A, Parcel 
B and Lot C on a plan entitled" Plan of Land Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA" dated September 4, 
2002 prepared by Perkins Engineering, Inc. and recorded with the Norfolk County Registry of 
Deeds as Plan No. 744 of 2002 in Plan Book 503, containing in the aggregate, according to said 
plan, 18.92 acres, and shown on Assessor's Map 43 as Plots 2, 3A, and part of Plot 1, and 
Assessor's Map 42 as Plots 27, 39, and part of Plot 38, or to take any other action related thereto, 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone is adopted. 

Article 12: Parking Lot Construction 

To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to be expended by the Town Manager to 
construct parking spaces on town owned land shown as Map 18, Plot 2 on the Cohasset 
Assessors Maps, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone is adopted. 



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Article 13: Zoning Bylaw - Inclusionary Zoning 

To see if the Town will vote to make the following amendment to the Zoning By-Laws of the 
Town, in the manner described below: 

In Section 4.3, Additional Use Regulations, by adding a new note 14 that reads as follows: 

(14) Inclusionary Zoning . In any residential development of 5 or more multifamily or 
apartment units, proposed on or after July 1 , 2006 within any district and under any 
portion of the Bylaw, a minimum of one (1 ) unit or ten percent (10%) of the total number 
of dwelling units, whichever is greater, shall be eligible for qualification as "Local Initiative 
Units" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance with the standards and conditions 
set forth in 760 C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for within the "Subsidized Housing 
Inventory" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of the Town. In the event that the 10% 
calculation results in fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to the nearest whole 
number. If a specific provision of this Bylaw or of applicable state or Federal law requires 
a greater number or percentage of "Local Initiative Units" or so-called "affordable housing 
units" than required by this provision (for example, Bylaw Section 16, MGL c. 40B), then 
the greater requirement shall control. 

MOVED that the Town vote to make the following amendment to the Zoning By-Laws of the 
Town, in the manner described below: 

In Section 4.3, Additional Use Regulations, by adding a new note 14 that reads as follows: 

(14) Inclusionary Zoning . In any residential development of multifamily or apartment units 
containing 5 or more units, proposed on or after July 1, 2006 within any district and under 
any portion of the Bylaw, a minimum of one (1) unit or ten percent (10%) of the total 
number of dwelling units, whichever is greater, shall be eligible for qualification as "Local 
Initiative Units" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance with the standards and 
conditions set forth in 760 C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for inclusion within the 
"Subsidized Housing Inventory" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of the Town. In the 
event that the 10% calculation results in fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to 
the nearest whole number. If a specific provision of this Bylaw or of applicable state or 
Federal law requires a greater number or percentage of "Local Initiative Units" or so- 
called "affordable housing units" than required by this provision (for example, Bylaw 
Section 16, MGL c. 40B), then the greater requirement shall control. 

A 2/3's vote is required. Motion adopted. 



Article 14: Zoning Bylaw - Off-Street Parking 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5.4 "Table of Area Regulation Notes" Note # 8 by 
striking Note 8 in its entirety and substituting therefore the following, "Within the highway 
business, technology business and light industry districts, along any street frontage a green strip 
not less than thirty-five (35) feet wide shall be maintained and landscaped with grass, trees 
and/or shrubs, not paved, except for driveways, not parked upon and not built upon except for 
signs."; 

And further to see if the Town will vote to amend: (a) Subsections E, F and G in the "TABLE OF 
OFF-STREET PARKING STANDARDS" OF Section 7.1 (Off Street Parking and Loading 
Regulations), of the Zoning Bylaw as set forth below, so as to change the required parking 



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spaces to five (5) spaces per 1,000 square feet of net floor area; and (b) Subsection 10 of Section 
7.2 (General Parking and Loading Regulations) of the Zoning Bylaw as set forth below to exclude 
the light industry, highway business and technology business districts from its application. 

The "Table of Off-Street Parking Standards" is amended by deleting Subsections E, F and G in their 

entirety and replacing them with the following: 

E. Meeting hall, auditoriums, 

private clubs and lodges, funeral One space for each three seats, or where 

homes, restaurants that are part benches are used, one space for each six linear 

of a mixed use development, feet of bench, where no fixed seats are used (as 

theaters, bowling alleys and in a terminal), one space per eighty square feet 

other amusements, bus depots of public floor area; except in the Light Industry, 

and other passenger terminals, Technology Business and Highway Business 

other places of public assembly districts, for restaurants that are part of a mixed 

use development, one space per two hundred 
square feet of net floor area 



F. Libraries and museums, as 
well as civic, cultural and 
community facilities in the Light 
Industry, Technology Business 
and Highway Business districts 



One space per two hundred square feet of net 
floor area 



G. Offices, stores, other 
business establishments, 
including retail businesses 
(whether service-oriented or 
otherwise), showrooms, 
consumer service 
establishments, public banks and 
other monetary institutions, 
automotive repair shops and 
service stations 



One space for each one hundred square feet of 
net floor area, except one space for each two 
hundred square feet of net floor area in the Light 
Industry, Technology Business and Highway 
Business districts 



Subsection 10 of Section 7.2 of the Bylaw is amended as follows: 

After the following first clause of Section 7.2.10: "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein 
contained," add the following text: 

"in any district other than the Light Industry, Technology Business and Highway Business districts 
(which districts are specifically excluded from application of this Section 7.2. 10),". 

Or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, as amended, be further amended as follows: 
by amending Section 5.4 "Table of Area Regulation Notes" Note # 8 by striking Note 8 in its 
entirety and substituting therefore the following, "Within the highway business, technology 
business and light industry districts, along any street frontage a green strip not less than thirty-five 
(35) feet wide shall be maintained and landscaped with grass, trees and/or shrubs, not paved, 
except for driveways, not parked upon and not built upon except for signs."; 

And further by amending: (a) Subsections E, F and G in the "TABLE OF OFF-STREET PARKING 
STANDARDS" OF Section 7.1 (Off Street Parking and Loading Regulations), of the Zoning Bylaw 
as set forth below, so as to change the required parking spaces to five (5) spaces per 1 ,000 



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square feet of net floor area; and (b) Subsection 10 of Section 7.2 (General Parking and Loading 
Regulations) of the Zoning Bylaw as set forth below to exclude the light industry, highway 
business and technology business districts from its application. 

And by amending the "Table of Off-Street Parking Standards" is amended by deleting Subsections 
E, F and G in their entirety and replacing them with the following: 



E. Meeting hall, auditoriums, 
private clubs and lodges, funeral 
homes, restaurants that are part 
of a mixed use development, 
theaters, bowling alleys and 
other amusements, bus depots 
and other passenger terminals, 
other places of public assembly 



One space for each three seats, or where 
benches are used, one space for each six linear 
feet of bench, where no fixed seats are used (as 
in a terminal), one space per eighty square feet 
of public floor area; except in the Light Industry, 
Technology Business and Highway Business 
districts, for restaurants that are part of a mixed 
use development, one space per two hundred 
square feet of net floor area 



F. Libraries and museums, as 
well as civic, cultural and 
community facilities in the Light 
Industry, Technology Business 
and Highway Business districts 



One space per two hundred square feet of net 
floor area 



G. Offices, stores, other 
business establishments, 
including retail businesses 
(whether service-oriented or 
otherwise), showrooms, 
consumer service 
establishments, public banks and 
other monetary institutions, 
automotive repair shops and 
service stations 



One space for each one hundred square feet of 
net floor area, except one space for each two 
hundred square feet of net floor area in the Light 
Industry, Technology Business and Highway 
Business districts 



Subsection 10 of Section 7.2 of the Bylaw is amended as follows: 

After the following first clause of Section 7.2.10: "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein 
contained," add the following text: 

"in any district other than the Light Industry, Technology Business and Highway Business districts 
(which districts are specifically excluded from application of this Section 7.2. 10),". 

A 2/3's vote is required. Motion adopted. 

Article 15: Zoning Bylaw - Senior Multi-Family Residence Overlay District 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 16: "Senior Multi-family Residence Overlay District" 
of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw, as amended by Town Meeting action of March 29, 2004, by 
inserting a new paragraph in the Preamble of said Section 16 to read as follows: 

All provisions of this Section 16 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws shall cease in their effect and 
operation, as a whole and severable, upon passage of this paragraph by action of Town Meeting, 
such that no further special permits under this Section 16 may be applied for by any person, 
partnerships, corporations, or other entity following the date of first public advertisement of the 



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amendatory town meeting warrant article containing this paragraph. The sole exemption to such 
'sunsetting' action of this paragraph shall be a SMRD development known as the Cook Estate, 
which property is identified as Assessor's Map 43, Plot 002, and including Lot C (14.82 acres), 
Lot B (2.1 acres) and Lot 1A (2 acres) as shown on same Map, provided that said identified 
development be applied for under Section 16 by such entity that is selected by the Board of 
Selectmen pursuant to an RFP process, and which shall proceed under the Local Inititiative 
program, and/or Local Inititiative Program Units Only pursuant to 760 C.M.R. 45.00 et seq., or 
take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, as amended, be further amended as follows: 
by amending Section 16: "Senior Multi-family Residence Overlay District" of the Cohasset Zoning 
Bylaw, as amended by Town Meeting action of March 29, 2004, by inserting a new paragraph in 
the Preamble of said Section 16 to read as follows: 

All provisions of this Section 16 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaws shall cease in their effect and 
operation, as a whole and severable, upon passage of this paragraph by action of Town Meeting, 
such that no further special permits under this Section 16 may be applied for by any person, 
partnerships, corporations, or other entity following the date of first public advertisement of the 
amendatory town meeting warrant article containing this paragraph. The sole exemption to such 
'sunsetting' action of this paragraph shall be a SMRD development known as the Cook Estate, 
which property is identified as Assessor's Map 43, Plot 002, and including Lot C (14.82 acres), 
Lot B (2.1 acres) and Lot 1A (2 acres) as shown on same Map, provided that said identified 
development be applied for under Section 16 by such entity that is selected by the Board of 
Selectmen pursuant to an RFP process, and which shall proceed under the Local Inititiative 
program, and/or Local Inititiative Program Units Only pursuant to 760 C.M.R. 45.00 et seq. 

A 2/3's vote is required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 16: Zoning Bylaw - Large House Plan Review 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5.5 of the Zoning Bylaw, "Large House Plan 
Review", as follows: 

First, by deleting section 5.5.2 and replacing it with the following: 

5.5.2 Where the RGFA exceeds these limits, the proposed work shall be submitted for a 
Special Permit to the Planning Board as the permit-granting authority. The Planning 
Board may approve or approve with conditions by a vote a Large House special permit 
after a public hearing only where such conditions and safeguards as required by this 
bylaw have been made, and only after a determination that such approval would not be 
detrimental to the public health, safety, welfare, comfort, or the convenience of the 
community and would not be adverse to the town's economy or environment. In the case 
where the proposed Large House is an addition to or replacement of a pre-existing 
building, there shall also be a determination that the new structure is not substantially 
more detrimental to the surrounding area than the pre-existing building. 

The following criteria shall be applied to the review of these applications, where applicable: 

a. See section 12.4(1) (b) (1), (2) & (3), incorporated by reference. 

b. Use of building design and massing, building materials and architectural techniques that 
place the building in harmony with the prevailing character and scale of buildings in the 
surrounding area. 

c. Selection of a location on the lot, including the use of setbacks greater than the minimum 
required, integration into the existing terrain and surrounding landscape, and building 
orientation, in such a way to avoid or mitigate any differences in architectural scale from 
that prevailing in the surrounding area. 



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d. Retention of existing mature trees and other vegetation and addition of new landscaping 
features to visually soften the impact of house construction. 

e. Avoidance of use of wetlands, and minimization of use of steep slopes, floodplains and 
hilltops. 

f. Preservation of natural or historic features of the site, and minimization of vegetation and 
soil removal, blasting and grade changes. 

g. Maximum retention of open space as feasible. 

h. Treatment of the areas within the front yard setback in a manner consistent with that 
prevailing in the surrounding area, unless inappropriate for other reasons, and use of 
defining elements such as fences, walls or hedges that are prevalent in other residences 
along the street. 

i. Avoidance of prominent on-lot automobile impact through location and orientation of 
garage entrances, use of curved driveway alignments and narrow driveway widths as 
they approach the street, and other means. 

j. Site design being configured to avoid large changes in existing grades and earth 

removal, and avoidance of use of planting species not either indigenous to or common 
within the surrounding area. 

k. Consideration being given to abutting properties, such as by protecting their privacy, 
access to sun and light and water views, screening utilities and objectionable features, 
minimizing adverse construction impacts from dust, noise and traffic, and preserving the 
integrity of existing vegetation that abuts or overhangs property boundaries. 

Second, by adding to section 5.5.4 a new subparagraph (e) as follows: 

(e) A special permit granted under this section shall lapse after two years, excluding the time to 
pursue or await determination of any appeals, if substantial use or construction has not 
commenced, except for good cause shown. 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone is adopted. 

Article 17: Zoning Bylaw - Transit Oriented Development 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw to add a new Section 17 as follows: 
Section 17: Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District 

The Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District ("TOD Overlay District") created herein shall be 
deemed to be an overlay district. The location and boundaries of the TOD Overlay District is the Light 
Industry district to the North of Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Commonwealth Route 3A), as shown 
on a map entitled "Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Zoning District Map, March 2002 prepared by 
Amory Engineers, P.C.", excluding any other areas in the Town that are zoned Light Industry. Said 
overlay district is comprised of Cohasset Assessors' plots Map 71, Plot 1, Map 73, Lot 13, Map 74, 
Lot 5, Map 74, Lot 7, Map 74, Lot 7T, Map 74, Lot 8, Map 74, Lot 8T and Map 74, Lot 9. The 
requirements set forth below shall constitute an alternative set of standards for development and use 
of real estate within the said Light Industry District, provided, however, that a Special Permit in 
accordance with this Section 17 is granted by the Planning Board. If such a Special Permit is not 
sought, is not granted or lapses, then all requirements of the underlying district shall apply to the land, 
but such alternate set of standards for development and use of real estate within said Light Industry 
District, as provided herein, shall not apply. 

17.1 Definitions 

For the purposes of this Section of the Bylaw, the following terms and words are given the meanings 
stated below: 



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Drive-Through Facility. A facility that allows for transactions of goods (including food and/or 
beverage) or services without leaving a motor vehicle. 

Mixed Use. Development contained on a single parcel or adjoining parcels that includes different 
uses and which provide for a variety of activities throughout the day. 

Pedestrian-Friendly. The design of environments that promote pedestrian comfort, safety, access 
and visual interest. 

Public Seating Area. Any outside seating or activity area designated for use by the public, including 
outdoor areas provided by Restaurants. 

Shared Parking. Parking that is utilized by two or more different uses, or two or more distinct lots, 
with different peak period parking demand, part of which may be the Transit Station parking. 

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). A Development pattern created in the vicinity of a transit 
facility or station that is characterized by higher density, mixed uses, a safe and attractive pedestrian 
environment, reduced parking, and a direct and convenient access to the transit facility and retail 
services and conveniences. 

Transit Station. The area including the platform, which supports transit usage and that is owned 
and/or operated by the transit agency. 

17.2 Purpose 

The following are the purposes of this TOD Overlay District Bylaw: 

1. Encourage a mix of moderate to high density Development within walking distance of a transit 
station; 

2. Create a commuter-friendly environment to encourage transit use; 

3. Reduce automobile dependency and roadway congestion (and also thereby reducing pollution) 
by locating multiple destinations and trip purposes within walking distance of one another; 

4. Encourage healthy exercise through walking between the Transit Station and conveniently close 
retail goods and services and/or residences; 

5. Create a Pedestrian-Friendly neighborhood that promotes, facilitates and encourages safe 
walking, bicycling, human interactions and retail conveniences for both commuters and non- 
commuters; 

6. Where such district may have areas conducive to housing, allow for housing options; 

7. Establish an area with retail establishments (goods and services) that serve the anticipated needs 
and conveniences of the transit ridership as well as other persons within and without the TOD 
Overlay District; and 

8. Provide for an expanded property tax base. 

9. The Town considers the mixing of residential and commercial uses in the TOD Overlay District to 
be one of the fundamental purposes of this Section 1 7 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw. 



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17.3 Procedures 

1 . Any development, use and/or change of use allowed pursuant to this Section 17 shall require 
an application for a special permit in the TOD Overlay District, and for Site Plan Review 
pursuant to Section 12.6 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw, to be filed with the Town Clerk with 
a copy filed forthwith with the Planning Board and shall be accompanied by eighteen (18) 
copies of a site plan of the entire tract under consideration, prepared by a professional 
engineer, architect or landscape architect. 

2. Said application and plan shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements for a Site 
Plan Review in the rules and regulations for Site Plan Review as adopted by the Cohasset 
Planning Board, inclusive of all checklists, and shall include the proposed location, bulk, and 
height of all proposed buildings. In addition, the applicant shall provide the following 
information: 



a. An analysis of the site, including wetlands, slopes, soil conditions, areas within the 
100-year flood plain, trees over eight inches in diameter and such other natural 
features as the Planning Board may request 

b. A summary of the environmental concerns related to the proposed plan 

c. Sufficient information, including soil evaluation and percolation test data, in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of the Cohasset Board of Health and 
applicable Department of Environmental Protection regulations, to make a 
determination that adequate provision is made for the disposal of septic waste or 
written confirmation from the Town of Cohasset Sewer Commission detailing an 
agreement to accept the proposed wastewater flow. 

d. A description of the neighborhood in which the lot lies, including utilities and other 
public facilities, and the impact of the proposed plan upon them. 

e. Design characteristics shall be shown through rendering or elevations and shall 
include, but not be limited to, building material, architectural design, streets, site and 
building landscaping. 

f. An economic impact analysis of the proposed use and development upon the Town. 

g. Any other information required by the Planning Board in the rules and regulations 
adopted by it with respect to such special permit process. 

3. Before acting upon any application, the Planning Board shall submit a copy of such application 
along with a copy of the plan to each of the following boards and departments, which may review 
it jointly or separately: the board of health, sewer commission, water commission, conservation 
commission, design review board, police department, fire department and other boards and 
departments that the Planning Board may deem appropriate. Any such board or department to 
which the application and plan are referred for review shall submit such recommendations, as it 
deems appropriate, to the Planning Board. Failure to make recommendations within thirty-five 
days of receipt shall be deemed lack of opposition by the non-responding board or department. 

4. The Planning Board shall hold a public hearing under this Section 17 and take action thereupon, 
in conformity with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 40A, Sections 9 and 1 1 . 



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5. A special permit issued under this section 17 shall not be a substitute for compliance with the Site 
Plan Review requirements of Section 12.6 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw where such compliance 
is required pursuant to applicable law. The granting of a special permit pursuant to this Section 
17 shall not constitute a waiver of any requirement of Section 12.6, as above. However, to 
facilitate processing, the Planning Board may accept a combined plan and application which shall 
satisfy the requirements of this Section 17 and Section 12.6 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw where 
applicable. 

17.4 Uses 

One or more of the following single uses or Mixed Uses, in a single structure or in multiple 
standalone structures, of such features and dimensions as will be in compliance with the design 
standards of Section 17.5, the parking rules of Section 17.6 and the dimensional requirements of 
Section 17.7, are permitted in the TOD Overlay District by grant of the special permit described in 
this Section 17, if involving one or more of the following: 

a. Retail uses, whether service-oriented or otherwise, including, without limitation, banks (with 
or without drive-through facilities), restaurants (but excluding fast food restaurants), public 
seating areas, dry cleaners, drugstores, convenience stores, beauty salons, barber shops, 
tailors and other personal services 

b. One- and/or two-bedroom dwelling units in multi-family format, so long as part of a Mixed Use 
Development in which aggregate net floor area of dwelling units (exclusive of garages and 
other covered parking structures) does not exceed 40% of total net floor area on the entire 
tract under consideration 

c. Civic, cultural and community facilities 

d. Offices, stores, daycare facilities and other business establishments 

e. Train stations 

f. Buildings and uses accessory to the above, including, without limitation, parking garages that 
are accessory to dwelling units and cafeterias 

2. Prohibited Uses 

Any use that is not an allowed use in the Light Industry District shall be prohibited in the TOD Overlay 
District, except as allowed by a special permit issued pursuant to this Section 17. 

17.5 Design Standards 

1. The layout of all buildings proposed for a particular site within the TOD Overlay District shall take 
into account access to public paths, public sidewalks and/or public roadways that connect to 
other developed sites, uses, and roadways in the TOD Overlay District as well as the Transit 
Station. 

2. Individual buildings proposed for a particular site within the TOD Overlay District shall be related 
to each other (and to the buildings in earlier approved TOD Overlay District Developments, if any) 
in design, mass, material, placement and connection to provide for a visually and physically 
integrated TOD Overlay District. 

3. Treatment of the sides and rears of all buildings within the development shall be comparable in 
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4. Included residences shall be in visual and architectural harmony with the non-residential portions 
of the development. 

5. Subject to the provisions of Section 6, all signs shall be complementary in their use of color, 
shape, and material. Signs may be double-sided. 

6. Street trees shall be planted along all rights-of-way. 

7. Landscaped areas, open spaces and plazas are encouraged. 

8. Pedestrian amenities including benches, trash receptacles and planters shall be provided along 
sidewalks. 

9. Facades over 50 feet in length shall be divided into shorter segments by means of facade 
modulation, repeating window patterns, changes in materials, canopies or awnings, varying roof 
lines and/or other architectural treatments. 

10. The Town considers residential use to be a necessary component of the TOD Overlay District, 
pursuant to Section 17.2.9. Therefore a TOD application must contain a residential component. 

17.6 Parking and Circulation Standards 

1 . Parking requirements within the TOD Overlay District are as follows: 

a. For residential uses, 1 space for each one-bedroom unit and 2 spaces for each two- 
bedroom unit. 

b. For non-residential uses, 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area (net). 

2. Further reduction in the number of required parking spaces may be permitted by the Planning 
Board pursuant to this Section 17 after findings made by such Planning Board in its sole 
determination. The bases for such findings may include, but are not limited to the following: the 
Development will be adequately served by users of public transportation; the existence of the 
Transit Station parking otherwise mitigates the need for compliance with the parking ratio stated 
in Section 17.6.1; and, peak parking demand of the proposed uses in the development do not 
coincide. 

3. Shared parking is strongly encouraged. 

a. On any lot in the TOD Overlay District that serves more than one use, the total number of 

spaces required for a Development (taken as a whole) may be reduced, provided that the 
applicant submits credible evidence to the satisfaction of the Planning Board that the 
peak parking demand of the uses do not coincide, and that the accumulated parking 
demand at any one time shall not exceed the total capacity of the facility. Such evidence 
must take into account the parking demand of residents, employees, customers, visitors, 
and any other users of the lot. It must also take into account parking demand on both 
weekends and weekdays, and both during the daytime and overnight. 

b. The Planning Board, in its discretion may cumulate a certain amount or percentage of the 

Transit Station parking with that of any lot within the TOD Overlay District that adjoins the 
Transit Station for purposes of the adjoining lot's compliance with the stated parking ratios, if 
an appropriate written agreement between the lot owners exists. This will be consistent with 
the Pedestrian-Friendly environment where it is expected that commuters will walk from the 
Transit Station to the retail conveniences on such adjoining lots. 



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4. Subject to mutual agreement between the ownership of the Transit Station and the ownership of 
lots within the TOD Overlay District that adjoin the Transit Station, there shall be road 
connections for vehicular passage from the Transit Station to the parking lots of such adjoining 
properties within the TOD Overlay District that feature retail and/or residential Development. 

5. Bicycle racks shall be provided on site at a ratio of 1 space for every 20 automobile parking 
spaces, except that if the Planning Board determines in its discretion that the Transit Station 
parking area provides for such bicycle racks in sufficient number and proximity to the 
Development, the Planning Board may permit a ratio of 1 bicycle rack for each greater number of 
automobile spaces as it decides. 

6. All parking lots must provide pedestrian access ways that meet the Dimensional Requirements 
detailed in Section 17.7. 

7. Signage that shows the location and best means of access to the Transit Station must be 
provided at all parking facilities of the Development if there is direct vehicular access from the 
parking lot of the Development to the parking lot of the Transit Station without utilizing the main 
streets or highways. 

8. To reduce congestion on the highways and main streets, cross-easement access between the 
Transit Station parking area and parking areas in Developments on lots adjacent to the Transit 
Station is encouraged. Due safety provisions shall be provided for intersections of walkways and 
bikepaths with automobile cross-access roads. 

17.7 Dimensional Requirements 

1. Building Setbacks 

a. A building (inclusive of any Public Seating Area that it provides) shall have a minimum front 
yard setback of 20 feet. Additionally, except for any projection/structure not used for human 
habitation (including, without limitation, cupolas, chimneys and towers), the upper surface area of 
which does not exceed five percent of total roof area in the development, no building or portion 
thereof within 35 feet from its property's front lot line shall be higher than 21 feet. 

b. The minimum "green strip" requirement under Section 5.4.8 of the Bylaw shall be 35 feet 
for the TOD Overlay District, maintained pursuant to Section 5.4.8, but may also contain 
sidewalks and pedestrian lighting. 

c. The minimum setback for a side yard shall be 10 feet. 

d. The minimum setback for a back yard shall be 10 feet. 

2. Bulk and Lot Coverage 

a. Minimum lot coverage is 40 percent. Maximum lot coverage is limited to 80 percent. 

b. Minimum structural coverage is 20 percent. Maximum structural coverage is limited to 40 
percent. 

3. Driveways 

a. The creation of new curb cuts shall be avoided whenever an alternative point of access is 
available or can be created. Even if curb cuts already exist, shared access agreements are 
encouraged, in particular, joint collector and distributor roads, to minimize points of entry and 
exit onto highways and main roads that would cause traffic congestion. 



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b. The minimum width for one-way traffic is 12 feet. 

c. The minimum width for two-way traffic is 18 feet. 
4. Sidewalks 

a. A minimum unobstructed sidewalk width of 5 feet is required. 

b. Pedestrian scale lighting fixtures no greater than 15 feet in height shall be provided along all 
sidewalks and walkways to provide ample lighting during nighttime hours. 

17.8 Affordable Housing — "Local Initiative Units" 

1. In any Development within the TOD Overlay District that features dwelling units as a part thereof, 
the following shall apply, subject to Sections 17.8.2 and 17.8.3: 

a. No less than ten percent (10%) of the total number of dwelling units shall be eligible for 
qualification as "Local Initiative Units" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance with 
the standards and conditions set forth in 760 C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for inclusion 
within the "Subsidized Housing Inventory" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of the Town; 

b. The Planning Board may set such conditions on approval of dwelling units in a Development 
and such restrictions as to 10% of such dwelling units that are consistent with the criteria 
under 760 C.M.R. 45.03 for qualification of such 10% of dwelling units as Local Initiative 
Units. 

2. Section 17.8.1 shall not apply to any Development that features less than 5 dwelling units 
(including those Developments that feature zero dwelling units) and shall not apply to the portions 
of any Development to which Section 17.8.1 applies that are other than dwelling units. 

3. In a Development to which Section 17.8.1 applies, in the event that the 10% calculation 
results in fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to the nearest whole number. (For 
example, 5 dwelling units shall include at least 1 Local Initiative Unit; and 11 dwelling units shall 
include at least 2 Local Initiative Units.) 

17.9 Relationship to Other Bylaw Sections and Further Requirements 

1. Sections 16.10.3 and 7.2.10 of the Bylaw shall not apply to the TOD Overlay District. 

2. Any standards for development and use that are not specifically set forth herein shall be the 
standards applicable to development and use in the underlying district. 

3. The Planning Board shall adopt, and from time to time amend, Rules are Regulations consistent 
with the provisions of this Zoning Bylaw, Chapter 40A of General Laws and other applicable 
provisions of the General Laws and shall file a copy of said rules and regulations with the Town 
Clerk. Such rules and regulations shall, subject to provisions of this Section 17, prescribe as 
minimum the size, contents, form, style and number of plans and specifications, the Town boards 
or Departments from which the Planning Board will request written reports and the procedure for 
submission and approval of a Special Permit under the provisions of this section. The Planning 
Board shall also specify the fees to be paid in connection with application for a TOD Overlay 
Development, bonding requirements to satisfy conditions of approval, and reporting requirements 
to satisfy compliance with the affordability restrictions. Other specifications as deemed necessary 
by the Planning Board shall be included in the Rules and Regulations. Failure to adopt such 
Rules and Regulations shall not affect the validity of this Section 17. 



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MOVED that the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaws, as amended, be further amended as follows: by 

adding the following new Section 17: 

Section 17: Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District 

The Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District ("TOD Overlay District") created herein shall be 
deemed to be an overlay district. The location and boundaries of the TOD Overlay District is the Light 
Industry district to the North of Chief Justice Cushing Highway (Commonwealth Route 3A), as shown 
on a map entitled "Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts Zoning District Map, March 2002 prepared by 
Amory Engineers, P.C.", excluding any other areas in the Town that are zoned Light Industry. Said 
overlay district is comprised of Cohasset Assessors' plots Map 71, Plot 1, Map 73, Lot 13, Map 74, 
Lot 5, Map 74, Lot 7, Map 74, Lot 7T, Map 74, Lot 8, Map 74, Lot 8T and Map 74, Lot 9. The 
requirements set forth below shall constitute an alternative set of standards for development and use 
of real estate within the said Light Industry District, provided, however, that a Special Permit in 
accordance with this Section 17 is granted by the Planning Board. If such a Special Permit is not 
sought, is not granted or lapses, then all requirements of the underlying district shall apply to the land, 
but such alternate set of standards for development and use of real estate within said Light Industry 
District, as provided herein, shall not apply. 

17.1 Definitions 

For the purposes of this Section of the Bylaw, the following terms and words are given the meanings 
stated below: 

Drive-Through Facility. A facility that allows for transactions of goods (including food and/or 
beverage) or services without leaving a motor vehicle. 

Mixed Use. Development contained on a single parcel or adjoining parcels that includes different 
uses and which provide for a variety of activities throughout the day. 

Pedestrian-Friendly. The design of environments that promote pedestrian comfort, safety, access 
and visual interest. 

Public Seating Area. Any outside seating or activity area designated for use by the public, including 
outdoor areas provided by Restaurants. 

Shared Parking. Parking that is utilized by two or more different uses, or two or more distinct lots, 
with different peak period parking demand, part of which may be the Transit Station parking. 

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). A Development pattern created in the vicinity of a transit 
facility or station that is characterized by higher density, mixed uses, a safe and attractive pedestrian 
environment, reduced parking, and a direct and convenient access to the transit facility and retail 
services and conveniences. 

Transit Station. The area including the platform, which supports transit usage and that is owned 
and/or operated by the transit agency. 

17.2 Purpose 

The following are the purposes of this TOD Overlay District Bylaw: 

1. Encourage a mix of moderate to high density Development within walking distance of a transit 
station; 

2. Create a commuter-friendly environment to encourage transit use; 



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3. Reduce automobile dependency and roadway congestion (and also thereby reducing pollution) 
by locating multiple destinations and trip purposes within walking distance of one another; 

4. Encourage healthy exercise through walking between the Transit Station and conveniently close 
retail goods and services and/or residences; 

5. Create a Pedestrian-Friendly neighborhood that promotes, facilitates and encourages safe 
walking, bicycling, human interactions and retail conveniences for both commuters and non- 
commuters; 

6. Where such district may have areas conducive to housing, allow for housing options; 

7. Establish an area with retail establishments (goods and services) that serve the anticipated needs 
and conveniences of the transit ridership as well as other persons within and without the TOD 
Overlay District; and 

8. Provide for an expanded property tax base. 

9. The Town considers the mixing of residential and commercial uses in the TOD Overlay District to 
be one of the fundamental purposes of this Section 17 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw. 

17.3 Procedures 

1. Any development, use and/or change of use allowed pursuant to this Section 17 shall require an 
application for a special permit in the TOD Overlay District, and for Site Plan Review pursuant to 
Section 12.6 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw, to be filed with the Town Clerk with a copy filed forthwith 
with the Planning Board and shall be accompanied by eighteen (18) copies of a site plan of the entire 
tract under consideration, prepared by a professional engineer, architect or landscape architect. 

2. Said application and plan shall be prepared in accordance with the requirements for a Site Plan 
Review in the rules and regulations for Site Plan Review as adopted by the Cohasset Planning Board, 
inclusive of all checklists, and shall include the proposed location, bulk, and height of all proposed 
buildings. In addition, the applicant shall provide the following information: 

a. An analysis of the site, including wetlands, slopes, soil conditions, areas within the 
100-year flood plain, trees over eight inches in diameter and such other natural 
features as the Planning Board may request. 

b. A summary of the environmental concerns related to the proposed plan. 

c. Sufficient information, including soil evaluation and percolation test data, in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of the Cohasset Board of Health and 
applicable Department of Environmental Protection regulations, to make a 
determination that adequate provision is made for the disposal of septic waste or 
written confirmation from the Town of Cohasset Sewer Commission detailing an 
agreement to accept the proposed wastewater flow. 

d. A description of the neighborhood in which the lot lies, including utilities and other 
public facilities, and the impact of the proposed plan upon them. 

e. Design characteristics shall be shown through rendering or elevations and shall 
include, but not be limited to, building material, architectural design, streets, site and 
building landscaping. 

f. An economic impact analysis of the proposed use and development upon the Town. 



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g. Any other information required by the Planning Board in the rules and regulations adopted by 
it with respect to such special permit process. 

6. Before acting upon any application, the Planning Board shall submit a copy of such application 
along with a copy of the plan to each of the following boards and departments, which may review it 
jointly or separately: the board of health, sewer commission, water commission, conservation 
commission, design review board, police department, fire department and other boards and 
departments that the Planning Board may deem appropriate. Any such board or department to which 
the application and plan are referred for review shall submit such recommendations, as it deems 
appropriate, to the Planning Board. Failure to make recommendations within thirty-five days of receipt 
shall be deemed lack of opposition by the non-responding board or department. 

7. The Planning Board shall hold a public hearing under this Section 17 and take action thereupon, 
in conformity with the provisions of the General Laws, Chapter 40A, Sections 9 and 1 1 . 

8. A special permit issued under this section 17 shall not be a substitute for compliance with the Site 
Plan Review requirements of Section 12.6 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw where such compliance is 
required pursuant to applicable law. The granting of a special permit pursuant to this Section 17 shall 
not constitute a waiver of any requirement of Section 12.6, as above. However, to facilitate 
processing, the Planning Board may accept a combined plan and application which shall satisfy the 
requirements of this Section 17 and Section 12.6 of the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw where applicable. 

17.4 Uses 

1. Special Permit Uses 

One or more of the following single uses or Mixed Uses, in a single structure or in multiple standalone 
structures, of such features and dimensions as will be in compliance with the design standards of 
Section 17.5, the parking rules of Section 17.6 and the dimensional requirements of Section 17.7, are 
permitted in the TOD Overlay District by grant of the special permit described in this Section 17, if 
involving one or more of the following: 

b. Retail uses, whether service-oriented or otherwise, including, without limitation, 
banks (with or without drive-through facilities), restaurants (but excluding fast food 
restaurants), public seating areas, dry cleaners, drugstores, convenience stores, 
beauty salons, barber shops, tailors and other personal services. 

c. One- and/or two-bedroom dwelling units in multi-family format, so long as part of a 
Mixed Use Development in which aggregate net floor area of dwelling units 
(exclusive of garages and other covered parking structures) does not exceed 40% of 
total net floor area on the entire tract under consideration. 

d. Civic, cultural and community facilities. 

e. Offices, stores, daycare facilities and other business establishments. 

f. Train stations. 

h. Buildings and uses accessory to the above, including, without limitation, parking 

garages that are accessory to dwelling units and cafeterias. 

2. Prohibited Uses 

Any use that is not an allowed use (by right or special permit) in the Light Industry District shall be 
prohibited in the TOD Overlay District, except as allowed by a special permit issued pursuant to this 
Section 17. 



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17.5 Design Standards 

1. The layout of all buildings proposed for a particular site within the TOD Overlay District shall take 
into account access to public paths, public sidewalks and/or public roadways that connect to other 
developed sites, uses, and roadways in the TOD Overlay District as well as the Transit Station. 

2. Individual buildings proposed for a particular site within the TOD Overlay District shall be related 
to each other (and to the buildings in earlier approved TOD Overlay District Developments, if any) in 
design, mass, material, placement and connection to provide for a visually and physically integrated 
TOD Overlay District. 

3. Treatment of the sides and rears of all buildings within the development shall be comparable in 
amenities and appearance to the treatment given the street frontage of these same buildings. 

4. Included residences shall be in visual and architectural harmony with the non-residential portions 
of the development. 

5. Subject to the provisions of Section 6, all signs shall be complementary in their use of color, 
shape, and material. Signs may be double-sided. 

6. Street trees shall be planted along all rights-of-way. 

7. Landscaped areas, open spaces and plazas are encouraged. 

8. Pedestrian amenities including benches, trash receptacles and planters shall be provided along 
sidewalks. 

9. Facades over 50 feet in length shall be divided into shorter segments by means of fagade 
modulation, repeating window patterns, changes in materials, canopies or awnings, varying roof lines 
and/or other architectural treatments. 

10. The Town considers residential use to be a necessary component of the TOD Overlay District, 
pursuant to Section 17.2.9. Therefore a TOD application must contain a residential component. 

17.6 Parking and Circulation Standards 

1 . Parking requirements within the TOD Overlay District are as follows: 

b. For residential uses, 1 space for each one-bedroom unit and 2 spaces for each 
two- 
bedroom unit. 

c. For non-residential uses, 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area (net). 

2. Further reduction in the number of required parking spaces may be permitted by the Planning 
Board pursuant to this Section 17 after findings made by such Planning Board in its sole 
determination. The bases for such findings may include, but are not limited to the following: the 
Development will be adequately served by users of public transportation; the existence of the Transit 
Station parking otherwise mitigates the need for compliance with the parking ratio stated in Section 
17.6.1 ; and, peak parking demand of the proposed uses in the development do not coincide. 

3. Shared parking is strongly encouraged. 

c. On any lot in the TOD Overlay District that serves more than one use, the total 

number of spaces required for a Development (taken as a whole) may be reduced, 



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provided that the applicant submits credible evidence to the satisfaction of the 
Planning Board that the peak parking demand of the uses do not coincide, and that 
the accumulated parking demand at any one time shall not exceed the total capacity 
of the facility. Such evidence must take into account the parking demand of residents, 
employees, customers, visitors, and any other users of the lot. It must also take into 
account parking demand on both weekends and weekdays, and both during the 
daytime and overnight. 

c. The Planning Board, in its discretion may cumulate a certain amount or percentage of 
the Transit Station parking with that of any lot within the TOD Overlay District that 
adjoins the Transit Station for purposes of the adjoining lot's compliance with the 
stated parking ratios, if an appropriate written agreement between the lot owners 
exists. This will be consistent with the Pedestrian-Friendly environment where it is 
expected that commuters will walk from the Transit Station to the retail conveniences 
on such adjoining lots. 

4. Subject to mutual agreement between the ownership of the Transit Station and the ownership of 
lots within the TOD Overlay District that adjoin the Transit Station, there shall be road connections for 
vehicular passage from the Transit Station to the parking lots of such adjoining properties within the 
TOD Overlay District that feature retail and/or residential Development. 

5. Bicycle racks shall be provided on site at a ratio of 1 space for every 20 automobile parking 
spaces, except that if the Planning Board determines in its discretion that the Transit Station parking 
area provides for such bicycle racks in sufficient number and proximity to the Development, the 
Planning Board may permit a ratio of 1 bicycle rack for each greater number of automobile spaces as 
it decides. 

6. All parking lots must provide pedestrian access ways that meet the Dimensional Requirements 
detailed in Section 17.7. 

7. Signage that shows the location and best means of access to the Transit Station must be 
provided at all parking facilities of the Development if there is direct vehicular access from the parking 
lot of the Development to the parking lot of the Transit Station without utilizing the main streets or 
highways. 

8. To reduce congestion on the highways and main streets, cross-easement access between the 
Transit Station parking area and parking areas in Developments on lots adjacent to the Transit 
Station is encouraged. Due safety provisions shall be provided for intersections of walkways and 
bikepaths with automobile cross-access roads. 

17.7 Dimensional Requirements 

1. Building Setbacks 

a. A building (inclusive of any Public Seating Area that it provides) shall have a 

minimum front yard setback of 20 feet. Additionally, except for any 
projection/structure not used for human habitation (including, without limitation, 
cupolas, chimneys and towers), the upper surface area of which does not exceed five 
percent of total roof area in the development, no building or portion thereof within 35 
feet from its property's front lot line shall be higher than 21 feet. 

d. The minimum "green strip" requirement under Section 5.4.8 of the Bylaw shall be 35 
feet for the TOD Overlay District, maintained pursuant to Section 5.4.8, but may also 
contain sidewalks and pedestrian lighting. 

c. The minimum setback for a side yard shall be 10 feet. 

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d. The minimum setback for a back yard shall be 10 feet. 

2. Bulk and Lot Coverage 

a. Minimum lot coverage is 40 percent. Maximum lot coverage is limited to 80 percent. 

b. Minimum structural coverage is 20 percent. Maximum structural coverage is limited to 40 
percent. 

3. Driveways 

a. The creation of new curb cuts shall be avoided whenever an alternative point of access is 
available or can be created. Even if curb cuts already exist, shared access agreements 
are encouraged, in particular, joint collector and distributor roads, to minimize points of 
entry and exit onto highways and main roads that would cause traffic congestion. 

b. The minimum width for one-way traffic is 12 feet. 

c. The minimum width for two-way traffic is 18 feet. 

4. Sidewalks 

a. A minimum unobstructed sidewalk width of 5 feet is required. 

b. Pedestrian scale lighting fixtures no greater than 15 feet in height shall be provided along 
all sidewalks and walkways to provide ample lighting during nighttime hours. 

17.8 Affordable Housing — "Local Initiative Units" 

4. In any Development within the TOD Overlay District that features dwelling units as a part thereof, 
the following shall apply, subject to Sections 17.8.2 and 17.8.3: 

a. No less than ten percent (10%) of the total number of dwelling units shall be eligible for 
qualification as "Local Initiative Units" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) in accordance 
with the standards and conditions set forth in 760 C.M.R. 45.03, so as to be eligible for 
inclusion within the "Subsidized Housing Inventory" (as defined in 760 C.M.R. 45.02) of 
the Town; 

b. The Planning Board may set such conditions on approval of dwelling units in a 
Development and such restrictions as to 10% of such dwelling units that are consistent 
with the criteria under 760 C.M.R. 45.03 for qualification of such 10% of dwelling units as 
Local Initiative Units. 

2. Section 17.8.1 shall not apply to any Development that features less than 5 dwelling units and 
shall not apply to the portions of any Development to which Section 17.8.1 applies that are other than 
dwelling units. 

3. In a Development to which Section 17.8.1 applies, in the event that the 10% calculation results in 
fractional units, there shall be a rounding up to the nearest whole number. (For example, 5 dwelling 
units shall include at least 1 Local Initiative Unit; and 11 dwelling units shall include at least 2 Local 
Initiative Units.) 

17.9 Relationship to Other Bylaw Sections and Further Requirements 

1. Sections 16.10.3 and 7.2.10 of the Bylaw shall not apply to the TOD Overlay District. 



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5. Any standards for development and use that are not specifically set forth herein shall be the 
standards applicable to development and use in the underlying district. 

6. The Planning Board shall adopt, and from time to time amend, Rules are Regulations consistent 
with the provisions of this Zoning Bylaw, Chapter 40A of General Laws and other applicable 
provisions of the General Laws and shall file a copy of said rules and regulations with the Town Clerk. 
Such rules and regulations shall, subject to provisions of this Section 17, prescribe as minimum the 
size, contents, form, style and number of plans and specifications, the Town boards or Departments 
from which the Planning Board will request written reports and the procedure for submission and 
approval of a Special Permit under the provisions of this section. The Planning Board shall also 
specify the fees to be paid in connection with application for a TOD Overlay Development, bonding 
requirements to satisfy conditions of approval, and reporting requirements to satisfy compliance with 
the affordability restrictions. Other specifications as deemed necessary by the Planning Board shall 
be included in the Rules and Regulations. Failure to adopt such Rules and Regulations shall not 
affect the validity of this Section 17. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

Article 18: Zoning Bylaw - Reconciliation 

To see if the Town will vote to Amend the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaw as follows: 

That Section 3.1 be amended by adding to the overlay districts, Residential Cluster Development 
District and Senior Multi-family Residence Overlay District and, if adopted, Transit-Oriented 
Development Overlay District, so that the last paragraph of said Section 3.1 as amended, shall 
read as follows: "In addition, there are five overlay districts: The Flood Plain and Watershed 
District, the Water Resource District, Residential Cluster Development District, Senior Multi-family 
Residence Overlay District, and the Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District. 
(5/5/75 Article 35; 4/7/86 Article 39; 4/4/87 Article 21; 4/4/81 Article 26; 1 1/18/02 Article 8 and 
[reserved for Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District adoption details])." 

That Section 4.1 be amended so as to add at the end thereof, immediately before the period: 
(inclusive of purposes permitted in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted); so 
that said Section 4.1 as amended, shall read as follows: "No building, structure, or land shall be 
used or occupied, in whole or in part, except for one or more of the purposes permitted in its 
district (inclusive of purposes permitted in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter 
adopted)." 

That Section 4.3.1 be amended so as to add at the end thereof, immediately before the period:, 
except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted; so that 
said Section 4.3.1 as amended shall read as follows: "Uses permitted by right or by special 
permit shall be subject to all provisions of this bylaw, except as otherwise provided in any overlay 
district, now existing or hereinafter adopted." 

That Note 12 as adopted under Article 7 at the 2004 Cohasset Annual Town Meeting and reading 
as follows, "All residential uses shall be subject to Section 5.5." shall be re-numbered Note 13. 

That Section 5.1 be amended so as to add at the end thereof, immediately before the period: , 
except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted; so that 
said Section 5.1 as amended shall read as follows: "The regulations for each district pertaining to 
lot area and dimensions shall be specified in this section and set forth in the Table of Area 
Regulations, and shall be subject to further provisions of this section, except as otherwise 
provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted." 



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That Section 7.1 (first sentence) be amended so as to add (1) after the comma that follows the 
third word of said first sentence: except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing 
or hereinafter adopted, and (2) a period punctuation mark at the end thereof; so that said Section 
7.1 as amended, shall read as follows: "In any district, except as otherwise provided in any 
overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted, if a structure is constructed or enlarged, or 
an existing use is enlarged or changed, or the dimensions of a lot are changed, off-street parking 
and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the following Table of Off-Street Parking 
Standards." 

That Section 7.2.6 shall be amended so as to add, following the last word in the first line: , except 
as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted or; so that said 
Section 7.2.6 as amended, shall read as follows: "Parking spaces for one use shall not be 
considered as providing the required parking facilities for any other use, except as otherwise 
provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted or except as authorized by 
the board of appeals where it is clearly demonstrated that the need for parking occurs at different 
times." 

That Section 7.2.10 shall be amended so as to add, after the comma that follows the seventh 
word in line 1: in any district other than the light industry, technology business and highway 
business districts (which districts are specifically excluded from application of this Section 
7.2.10),: so that said Section 7.2.10 as amended, shall read as 

follows: "Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, in any district other than the 
Light Industry, Technology Business and Highway Business districts (which districts are 
specifically excluded from application of this Section 7.2.10), contingent upon adequate space 
being provided and dedicated by a recordable covenant to the exclusive use of parking, not more 
than thirty-three percent of the required parking space may remain undeveloped or set aside as a 
green area at the sole discretion of the planning board as a part of a site plan review until such 
time as at its sole discretion the planning board may require that all or part of the undeveloped 
parking area be surfaced and lined as parking spaces. 
(4/8/85 Article 39 [Reserved for this Warrant])" 

That Section 9.2 be amended so as to eliminate all references to the "Cohasset Flood Plain and 
Watershed Protection Map", substituting therefor the "Flood Insurance Rate Map" or "FIRM", and 
with other updates shown by the underlining; so that Section 9.2 as amended, shall read as 
follows: 

"9.2 LOCATION. The Flood Plain and Watershed Protection District boundaries are shown 
on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (such map, hereinafter, the "FIRM"), as Zones A, AI-30, and 
V1-30 to indicate the 100 year flood plain. The exact boundaries of such Flood Plain and 
Watershed Protection District are defined by the 100 year water surface elevations shown on the 
FIRM, as further defined by the flood profiles contained in the flood insurance study dated 
January 15, 1986, as revised through September 29, 1986, and entitled "Flood Insurance Study - 
Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Norfolk County", prepared by the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (hereinafter called the "Flood Insurance Study"). The floodway boundaries 
are delineated on the Cohasset Flood Boundary Map ("FBFM") dated January 15, 1986, as 
revised through July 2, 1992, and further defined by the floodway data tables contained in the 
Flood Insurance Study. The FIRM, the FBFM, and the Flood Insurance Study are on file with the 
offices of the town clerk, planning board, building inspector, and board of selectmen." 

MOVED that the Town of Cohasset Zoning Bylaws as amended, be further amended as follows: 



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That Section 3.1 be amended by adding to the overlay districts, Residential Cluster Development 
District and Senior Multi-family Residence Overlay District and, Transit-Oriented Development 
Overlay District, so that the last paragraph of said Section 3.1 as amended, shall read as follows: 
"In addition, there are five overlay districts: The Flood Plain and Watershed District, the Water 
Resource District, Residential Cluster Development District, Senior Multi-family Residence 
Overlay District, and the Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District. 
(5/5/75 Article 35; 4/7/86 Article 39; 4/4/87 Article 21; 4/4/81 Article 26; 1 1/18/02 Article 8 and 
4/01/06 Article 17. 

That Section 4.1 be amended so as to add at the end thereof, immediately before the period: 
(inclusive of purposes permitted in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted); so 
that said Section 4.1 as amended, shall read as follows: "No building, structure, or land shall be 
used or occupied, in whole or in part, except for one or more of the purposes permitted in its 
district (inclusive of purposes permitted in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter 
adopted)." 

That Section 4.3.1 be amended so as to add at the end thereof, immediately before the 
period:, except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted; 
so that said Section 4.3.1 as amended shall read as follows: "Uses permitted by right or by 
special permit shall be subject to all provisions of this bylaw, except as otherwise provided in any 
overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted." 

That Note 12 as adopted under Article 7 at the 2004 Cohasset Annual Town Meeting and 
reading as follows, "All residential uses shall be subject to Section 5.5." shall be re-numbered 
Note 13. 

That Section 5.1 be amended so as to add at the end thereof, immediately before the 
period:, except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted; 
so that said Section 5.1 as amended shall read as follows: "The regulations for each district 
pertaining to lot area and dimensions shall be specified in this section and set forth in the Table of 
Area Regulations, and shall be subject to further provisions of this section, except as otherwise 
provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted." 

That Section 7.1 (first sentence) be amended so as to add (1) after the comma that 
follows the third word of said first sentence: except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, 
now existing or hereinafter adopted, and (2) a period punctuation mark at the end thereof; so that 
said Section 7.1 as amended, shall read as follows: "In any district, except as otherwise provided 
in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted, if a structure is constructed or 
enlarged, or an existing use is enlarged or changed, or the dimensions of a lot are changed, off- 
street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the following Table of Off- 
Street Parking Standards." 

That Section 7.2.6 shall be amended so as to add, following the last word in the first line:, 
except as otherwise provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted or; so 
that said Section 7.2.6 as amended, shall read as follows: "Parking spaces for one use shall not 
be considered as providing the required parking facilities for any other use, except as otherwise 
provided in any overlay district, now existing or hereinafter adopted or except as authorized by 
the board of appeals where it is clearly demonstrated that the need for parking occurs at different 
times." 



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That Section 7.2.10 shall be amended so as to add, after the comma that follows the 
seventh word in line 1 : in any district other than the light industry, technology business and 
highway business districts (which districts are specifically excluded from application of this 
Section 7.2.10),: so that said Section 7.2.10 as amended, shall read as follows: "Notwithstanding 
anything to the contrary herein contained, in any district other than the Light Industry, Technology 
Business and Highway Business districts (which districts are specifically excluded from 
application of this Section 7.2.10), contingent upon adequate space being provided and dedicated 
by a recordable covenant to the exclusive use of parking, not more than thirty-three percent of the 
required parking space may remain undeveloped or set aside as a green area at the sole 
discretion of the planning board as a part of a site plan review until such time as at its sole 
discretion the planning board may require that all or part of the undeveloped parking area be 
surfaced and lined as parking spaces. 
(4/8/85 Article 39) 

That Section 9.2 be amended so as to eliminate all references to the "Cohasset Flood 
Plain and Watershed Protection Map", substituting therefor the "Flood Insurance Rate Map" or 
"FIRM", and with other updates shown by the underlining; so that Section 9.2 as amended, shall 
read as follows: 

"9.2 LOCATION. The Flood Plain and Watershed Protection District boundaries are shown 
on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (such map, hereinafter, the "FIRM"), as Zones A, AI-30, and 
V1-30 to indicate the 100 year flood plain. The exact boundaries of such Flood Plain and 
Watershed Protection District are defined by the 100 year water surface elevations shown on the 
FIRM, as further defined by the flood profiles contained in the flood insurance study dated 
January 15, 1986, as revised through September 29, 1986, and entitled "Flood Insurance Study - 
Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Norfolk County", prepared by the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency (hereinafter called the "Flood Insurance Study"). The floodway boundaries 
are delineated on the Cohasset Flood Boundary Map ("FBFM") dated January 15, 1986, as 
revised through July 2, 1992, and further defined by the floodway data tables contained in the 
Flood Insurance Study. The FIRM, the FBFM, and the Flood Insurance Study are on file with the 
offices of the town clerk, planning board, building inspector, and board of selectmen." 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 
Article 19: Funding for Town Planner Position 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute (on an annual basis) an annual sum of Seventy-five Thousand 
Dollars ($75,000.) for the Planning and Zoning Board to allocate and utilize for the payment of 
salary and general expenses for the services of the Town Planner on a full time basis. The Town 
Planner may continue to function as a consultant (vs. employee) to the Town of Cohasset on an 
hourly basis (not to exceed forty hours per week) for the purpose of calculating wages and 
benefits, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone is adopted. 

Article 20: Water Commission Land Acquisition 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to acquire by 
purchase, gift or eminent domain the fee title or lesser interest in any or all of certain parcels of 
land as shown on the Cohasset Tax Assessor's Map 72 as Parcels 1 and 2 and more particularly 
described in a deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 10470, Page 
210 for watershed protection and open space purposes, and to take any other action relative 
thereto. 



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MOVED that the Board of Water Commissioners be hereby authorized to acquire by purchase, 
gift or eminent domain the fee title or lesser interest in any or all of certain parcels of land as 
shown on the Cohasset Tax Assessor's Map 72 as Parcels 1 and 2 and more particularly 
described in a deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 10470, Page 
210 for watershed protection and open space purposes. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 21: Water Commission Easements 

To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen or Board of Water Commissioners 
to execute license agreements or amend existing easements to widen the existing utility 
easements currently granted to National Grid over the following parcels of land 
found on Cohasset Tax Assessor ' s Maps 65: Parcel 2 (described by a final judgment in a tax 
casing case recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 9763, Page 178) ; Parcel 
8 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 22592 Page 1); 
Parcel 9 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 22591 
Page 269) ; Parcel 10 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at 
Book 22551, Page 428); Parcel 18 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk Registry of Deeds 
at Book 21149 Page 166); and, Parcel 19 (described by deed recorded in Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds at Book 6045 Page 565) , and, if necessary to instruct the Town's 
representatives in the General Court be requested to introduce legislation seeking a special act to 
allow for amendment of the widening of these existing easements and to take any other action 
relative thereto. 

MOVED that the Board of Selectmen or Board of Water Commissioners be hereby authorized 
to execute license agreements or amend existing easements to widen the existing utility 
easements currently granted to National Grid over the following parcels of land 
found on Cohasset Tax Assessor ' s Maps 65: Parcel 2 (described by a final judgment in a tax 
casing case recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 9763, Page 178) ; Parcel 
8 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 22592 Page 1); 
Parcel 9 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at Book 22591 
Page 269) ; Parcel 10 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds at 
Book 22551, Page 428); Parcel 18 (described by deed recorded in the Norfolk Registry of Deeds 
at Book 21149 Page 166); and, Parcel 19 (described by deed recorded in Norfolk County 
Registry of Deeds at Book 6045 Page 565) , and, if necessary the Town's representatives in the 
General Court be requested to introduce legislation seeking a special act to allow for the widening 
of these existing easements. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

Commendations offered by Frederick Koed, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. 

WHEREAS, John D. Muncey has served the Town of Cohasset and its citizens in a dedicated 
manner in many capacities for over twenty-five years; 

WHEREAS, John D. Muncey has served as a member of the Cohasset Housing Authority from 
1981 to 2006; 

WHEREAS, as a member of the Cohasset Housing Authority, John D. Muncey has worked 
tirelessly on behalf of those in need of affordable housing; 

WHEREAS, John D. Muncey has served as an employee of the Harbormaster Department since 
2001 , including the last three years in the capacity of Acting Harbormaster; 



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WHEREAS, as a member of the Harbormaster Department, John D. Muncey has protected the 
health and safety of commercial fishermen, pleasure boat owners, and all others utilizing 
Cohasset Harbor and all the waters of Cohasset; 

WHEREAS, John D. Muncey is retiring from his position of Acting Harbormaster and is not 
seeking reelection to the Cohasset Housing Authority. 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual 
Town Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to John D. Muncey for his 
many years of dedicated service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this first day of April in the 
year Two Thousand Six. 

Commendation voted unanimously. 

WHEREAS, Kathleen R. Bryanton has served the Town of Cohasset and its citizens as Director 
of the Council on Elder Affairs since 1 985; 

WHEREAS, Kathleen R. Bryanton has dedicated her career to the health and welfare of the 
elder population of Cohasset; 

WHEREAS, over the past twenty-one years, Kathleen R. Bryanton has provided leadership to the 
staff and volunteers of the Council on Elder Affairs as they served the changing needs of 
Cohasset's elder population. 

WHEREAS, Kathleen R. Bryanton has enjoyed an outstanding reputation among her peers 
across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for her knowledge, creativity, and dedication; 

WHEREAS, Kathleen R. Bryanton is soon retiring from her position of Director of the Council on 
Elder Affairs: 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Citizens of Cohasset, assembled at Annual 
Town Meeting hereby acknowledge and affirm their appreciation to Kathleen R. Bryanton 
for her many years of dedicated service to the Town of Cohasset. 

GIVEN under our hands and the seal of the TOWN OF COHASSET on this first day of April in the 
year Two Thousand Six. 

Commendation voted unanimously. 

Article 22: Board of Health Mutual Aid Agreements 

To see if the Town will vote, in accordance with General Laws. c. 40, section 4A, to authorize the 
Town Manager, with the approval of the Board of Selectmen, upon recommendation of the Board 
of Health to enter into an Inter-Municipal agreement with one or more other governmental units to 
provide public health services which the Board of Health is authorized to perform, in accordance 
with an Inter-Municipal Mutual Aid Agreement to be entered into between the Town and various 
governmental units, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that in accordance with General Laws. c. 40, section 4A, the Town Manager, with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen, upon recommendation of the Board of Health, be authorized 
to enter into an Inter-Municipal agreement with one or more other governmental units to provide 
public health services which the Board of Health is authorized to perform, in accordance with an 
Inter-Municipal Mutual Aid Agreement to be entered into between the Town and various 
governmental units for a period of twenty-five years or less. 



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Motion adopted unanimously. 

Article 23: Eminent Domain - Sassafras Rock 

To see whether or not the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectman to acquire by 
purchase, gift or eminent domain taking, conveyances by deed of real property more commonly 
known as Sassafras Rock and shown on Cohasset Tax Assessor's Map 19 and to vote to raise 
and appropriate, transfer from available funds, and/or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, 
a sum or sums of money to be spent by the Town Manager with the approval of the Board of 
Selectmen to carry out this acquisition and to take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion to indefinitely postpone is adopted. 

Article 24: General Bylaw - Door-to-Door Solicitation 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the Town of Cohasset Bylaws (Safety and 
Public Order) by adding a new Section 16A entitled "Door to Door Solicitation" to read as follows: 

DOOR TO DOOR SOLICITATION 

16A.1 License Required 

It shall be unlawful for any solicitor as defined in this Chapter to engage in such business 
within the Town without first obtaining a license therefor in compliance with the provisions 
of this Chapter. The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply to any person exempted 
under Chapters 100 or 101 of the General Laws. 

16A.2 Definition 

"Solicitor": Any person who, for himself/herself, or for any other person, firm, 
organization, entity, or corporation, travels by foot, automobile or any other type of 
conveyance from place to place, from house to house or from street to street, for the 
purpose of: 

(i) taking or attempting to lease or take orders for sales of goods, wares, merchandise, 
or services, including without limitation the selling, distributing, exposing for sale or 
soliciting orders, for magazines, books, periodicals or other articles of a commercial 
nature, the contracting of all home improvements or services to be performed in the 
future whether or not such person has, carries or exposes for sale a sample of the 
subject of such sale or whether such person is collecting advance payment on such sale, 
or 

(ii) soliciting contributions for or donations to any charitable or non-profit organization 
and who receives any wage, salary, percentage of contribution or donation, or other 
remuneration with respect to such activities. 

"Licensee": Any solicitor who has been issued a license in accordance with the provisions 
of this Chapter. 

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Applicants for a license shall file with the Cohasset Chief of Police, on a form issued by 
the Police Department, a written application signed under penalties of perjury, containing, 
but not limited to, the following information: 

(i) Name of applicant 

(ii) Address of applicant (Local and permanent home address); 

(iii) Applicant's date of birth, height, weight, eye and hair color; 

(iv) Applicant's social security number; 

(v) The length of time for which a license to solicit and/or canvas is desired and the 
dates, times and locations where solicitation or canvassing activities are intended; 

(vi) A brief description of the nature and purposes of the intended solicitation including 
but not limited to the type of business and goods to be sold; 

(vii) The name and address of the applicant's employer. If the applicant is self-employed, 
such application shall disclose whether the applicant receives any wage, salary, 
percentage of contribution or donation, or any other remuneration for solicitation 
activities, and shall identify by name and address the entity, organization, or person 
from whom the applicant receives such remuneration; 

(viii) A recent photograph of the applicant. The picture shall by supplied by the applicant 
and measure 2"X2", showing the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and 
distinguishable manner; 

(ix) If using a motor vehicle, the year, make, model, color, vehicle identification number., 
registration number, state of registration, and vehicle owner's name and address; 

At the time of filing the application, each applicant shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars 
($25). 

16A.4 Investigation: Public Hearing and Issuance of License 

Upon receipt of the application, the Chief of Police, or his designee, shall investigate 
whether the applicant has a criminal record or has been assessed regulatory fines, 
penalties, or other administrative action for past soliciting activities. After an 
investigation, but no later than seven (7) business days after the filing of the application, 
the Chief of Police shall endorse on such application his approval or disapproval. Failure 
of the Police Chief to act on said application within seven (7) business days of the 
applicant's filing shall constitute an approval. 

If disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Selectmen 
upon the filing of a request in writing with the Board of Selectmen no later than seven (7) 
business days from issuance of the denial by the Chief of Police. The Board of 
Selectmen must act upon the appeal at one of its next two regularly scheduled meetings. 
Failure to act shall constitute an approval of the application. If the applicant is aggrieved 
by the decision of the Board of Selectmen, the applicant may appeal to the Superior 
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Such license when issued shall contain the signature of the Police Chief or the Board of 
Selectmen and shall show the name and address of the licensee, a recent photograph of 
the licensee, the date of issuance, an expiration date, and the license number. 

16A.5 Licenses and Exemptions 

(i) Each solicitor is required to possess an individual license. Solicitors, when engaged in 
the activities described in sec. 16A.2, above, must display the identifying badge issues by 
the Police department. The badge shall be worn on an outer garment or otherwise 
prominently displayed so as to be easily readable by any person facing said solicitor. 

(ii) Any solicitor representing any charitable, civic, or political cause or purpose who 
receives any wage, salary, percentage of donation or contribution, or other remuneration, 
shall inform each person being solicited that the solicitation is a "paid solicitation." Any 
such solicitor's license shall display prominently the words "Paid Solicitor". 

(iii) No license shall be transferred. 

(iv) No license shall be required for officers or employees of the Town, County, State or 
Federal Government when on official business. No license shall be required for minors 
under the age of eighteen unless in connection with a commercial activity. No license 
shall be required for any candidate for public office, or any person representing a 
candidate for public office, nor shall a license be required for any person soliciting 
support for or membership in any cause, political purpose or organization, or religious 
organization. No license shall be required for any person soliciting for any charitable or 
non-profit organization unless such person meets the criteria set forth in sec. 16A.2(ii), 
above. 

(v) As a condition of the license, each licensee is required to report to the Cohasset Chief 
of Police changes to the licensee's address or vehicle information whenever these occur 
but no later than the day on which the licensee intends to engage in solicitation. 

16A.6 Revocation of License 

The Chief of Police and the Board of Selectmen are hereby vested with jurisdiction over 
the revocation of licenses. A license issued under this Chapter may be revoked where 
there is a reasonable basis for concluding that the licensee has violated any of the 
provisions of this Chapter, has made a false or misleading statement in the application, 
has violated any other local, state, or federal law or regulation, or has engaged in conduct 
which presents a danger to members of the public. Any person aggrieved by revocation 
may request a hearing before the Board of Selectmen, which request must be made in 
writing no later than seven (7) business days from issuance of notice of revocation, A 
hearing shall be scheduled for one of the next two regularly scheduled meetings of the 
Board of Selectmen. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Board of the Selectmen 
may appeal to the Superior Court pursuant to MGL Chapter 249, section 4. 

16A.7 Expiration of a License 

Each license issued under the provisions of this section shall continue in force for a 
period determined by the Chief of Police, not to exceed one year, unless sooner revoked. 

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A license issued under the provision of this section may be renewed by the Chief of 
Police upon request by the applicant. An applicant requesting a renewal of a license 
must apply in person for such license renewal, and provide such information as required 
by Section 3 to obtain the initial license and must pay a fee of twenty-five dollars ($25). 

16A.9 Misrepresentation 

No licensee, and no person exempted from license, may misrepresent in any manner the 
buyer's right to cancel as provided for in Chapters 93, 93A and 255 of the General Laws. 
No licensee, and no person exempted from license, may use any play, scheme or ruse 
which misrepresents the true status or mission of the person making the call in order to 
gain admission to a prospective buyer's home, office or other establishment for the 
purpose of making a sale of goods or services or obtaining donations or contributions. 

16A.10 Trespassing 

It shall be unlawful for any licensee or person exempted from license to enter the 
premises of a person who has displayed a "no trespassing" or "no soliciting" sign or 
poster. It shall be unlawful for licensees or person exempted from license to ignore a 
person's no solicitation directive or to remain on private property after its owner or 
occupant has indicated that the solicitor is not welcome. 

16A.11 Penalty 

Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to loss of the 
solicitation license and may be arrested without a warrant and upon conviction, be 
punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars 
($100) for each and every offense. 

MOVED that the Town vote to amend Article VII of the Town of Cohasset Bylaws (Safety and 
Public Order) by adding a new Section 16A entitled "Door-to-Door Solicitation" to read as follows: 

Section 16A: DOOR-TO-DOOR SOLICITATION 

(a) License Requirement 

It shall be unlawful for any solicitor as defined in this Bylaw to engage in such business 
within the Town without first obtaining a license therefor in compliance with the provisions 
of this Bylaw. The provisions of this Bylaw shall not apply to any person exempted under 
Chapters 100 or 101 of the Massachusetts General Laws. 

(b) Definitions 

"Solicitor": Any person who, for himself/herself, or for any other person, firm, 
organization, entity, or corporation, travels by foot, automobile, or any other type of 
conveyance from place to place, from house to house, or from street to street, for the 
purpose of: 

(i) taking or attempting to lease or take orders for sales of goods, wares, merchandise, 
or services, including without limitation the selling, distributing, exposing for sale or 
soliciting orders, for magazines, books, periodicals or other articles of a commercial 
nature, the contracting of all home improvements or services to be performed in the 
future whether or not such person has, carries, or exposes for sale a sample of the 



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subject of such sale or whether such person is collecting advance payment on such sale, 
or 

(ii) soliciting contributions for or donations to any charitable or non-profit organization 
and who receives any wage, salary, percentage of contribution or donation, or other 
remuneration with respect to such activities. 

"Licensee": Any solicitor who has been issued a license in accordance with the provisions 
of this Bylaw. 

(c) Application 

Applicants for a license shall file with the Cohasset Chief of Police, on a form issued by 
the Police Department, a written application signed under penalties of perjury, containing 
but not limited to the following information: 

(i) Name of applicant; 

(ii) Address of applicant (local and permanent home address); 

(iii) Applicant's date of birth, height, weight, eye and hair color; 

(iv) Applicant's social security number; 

(v) The length of time for which a license to solicit and/or canvass is desired and the 
dates, times, and locations where solicitation or canvassing activities are intended; 

(vi) A brief description of the nature and purposes of the intended solicitation including 
but not limited to the type of business and goods to be sold; 

(vii) The name and address of the applicant's employer. If the applicant is self-employed, 
such application shall disclose whether the applicant receives any wage, salary, 
percentage of contribution or donation, or any other remuneration for solicitation 
activities, and shall identify by name and address the entity, organization, or person 
from whom the applicant receives such remuneration; 

(viii) A recent photograph of the applicant. The picture shall by supplied by the applicant 
and measure 2"X2", showing the head and shoulders of the applicant in a clear and 
distinguishable manner; 

(ix) If using a motor vehicle, the year, make, model, color, vehicle identification number, 
registration number, state of registration, and vehicle owner's name and address; 

At the time of filing the application, each applicant shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars 
($25). 

(d) Investigation: Public Hearing and Issuance of License 

Upon receipt of the application, the Chief of Police or his designee shall investigate 
whether the applicant has a criminal record or has been assessed regulatory fines, 
penalties, or other administrative action for past soliciting activities. After an 
investigation, but no later than seven (7) business days after the filing of the application, 



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the Chief of Police shall endorse on such application his approval or disapproval. Failure 
of the Police Chief to act on said application within seven (7) business days of the 
applicant's filing shall constitute an approval. 

If disapproved, the applicant shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Selectmen 
upon the filing of a request in writing with the Board of Selectmen no later than seven (7) 
business days from issuance of the denial by the Chief of Police. The Board of 
Selectmen must act upon the appeal at one of its next two regularly scheduled meetings. 
Failure to act shall constitute an approval of the application. If the applicant is aggrieved 
by the decision of the Board of Selectmen, the applicant may appeal to the Superior 
Court pursuant to MGL Chapter 249, section 4. 

Such license when issued shall contain the signature of the Police Chief or the Board of 
Selectmen and shall show the name and address of the licensee, a recent photograph of 
the licensee, the date of issuance, an expiration date, and the license number. 

(e) Licenses and Exemptions 

(i) Each solicitor is required to possess an individual license. Solicitors, when engaged in 
the activities described in sec. 16(b), above must display the identifying badge issued by 
the Police Department. The badge shall be worn on an outer garment or otherwise 
prominently displayed so as to be easily readable by any person facing said solicitor. 

(ii) Any solicitor representing any charitable, civic, or political cause or purpose who 
receives any wage, salary, percentage of donation or contribution, or other remuneration, 
shall inform each person being solicited that the solicitation is a "paid solicitation." Any 
such solicitor's license shall display prominently the words "Paid Solicitor." 

(iii) No license shall be transferred. 

(iv) No license shall be required for officers or employees of the Town, County, State, or 
Federal Government when on official business. No license shall be required for minors 
under the age of eighteen unless in connection with a commercial activity. No license 
shall be required for any candidate for public office or any person representing a 
candidate for public office, nor shall a license be required for any person soliciting 
support for or membership in any cause, political purpose or organization, or religious 
organization. No license shall be required for any person soliciting for any charitable or 
non-profit organization unless such person meets the criteria set forth in section 16(b)(ii) 
above. 

(v) As a condition of the license, each licensee is required to report to the Cohasset Chief 
of Police changes to the licensee's address or vehicle information whenever these occur 
but no later than the day on which the licensee intends to engage in solicitation. 

(f) Revocation of License 

The Chief of Police and the Board of Selectmen are hereby vested with jurisdiction over 
the revocation of licenses. A license issued under this Bylaw may be revoked where 
there is a reasonable basis for concluding that the licensee has violated any of the 
provisions of this Bylaw, has made a false or misleading statement in the application, has 
violated any other local, state, or federal law or regulation, or has engaged in conduct 
which presents a danger to members of the public. Any person aggrieved by revocation 
may request a hearing before the Board of Selectmen, which request must be made in 
writing no later than seven (7) business days from issuance of notice of revocation. A 



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hearing shall be scheduled for one of the next two regularly scheduled meetings of the 
Board of Selectmen. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the Board of the Selectmen 
may appeal to the Superior Court pursuant to MGL Chapter 249, section 4. 

(g) Expiration of a License 

Each license issued under the provisions of this section shall continue in force for a 
period determined by the Chief of Police, not to exceed one year, unless sooner revoked. 

(h) Renewal of License 

A license issued under the provision of this section may be renewed by the Chief of 
Police upon request by the applicant. An applicant requesting a renewal of a license 
must apply in person for such license renewal, must provide such information as required 
by Section 16(c) to obtain the initial license, and must pay a fee of twenty-five dollars 
($25). 

(i) Misrepresentation 

No licensee, and no person exempted from license, may misrepresent in any manner the 
buyer's right to cancel as provided for in Chapters 93, 93A, and 255 of the 
Massachusetts General Laws. No licensee, and no person exempted from license, may 
use any play, scheme, or ruse which misrepresents the true status or mission of the 
person making the call in order to gain admission to a prospective buyer's home, office, 
or other establishment for the purpose of making a sale of goods or services or obtaining 
donations or contributions. 

(j) Trespassing 

It shall be unlawful for any licensee or person exempted from license to enter the 
premises of a person who has displayed a "no trespassing" or "no soliciting" sign or 
poster. It shall be unlawful for licensees or persons exempted from license to ignore a 
person's "no solicitation" directive or to remain on private property after its owner or 
occupant has indicated that the solicitor is not welcome. 

(k) Penalty 

Any person violating any provision of this section shall be subject to loss of the 
solicitation license and may be arrested without a warrant, and upon conviction be 
punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50) nor more than one hundred dollars 
($100) for each and every offense. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

It was moved and seconded at 4:20 p.m. that this meeting stands adjourned to Saturday, 
April 8, 2006 for the election of town offices. 

A True Record, ATTEST: 

Marion L. Douglas, Town Clerk 



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ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION - TOWN OF COHASSET 

APRIL 8, 2006 

The polls opened at 8 a.m. and closed at 6 p.m. 

Total Voters — 2455 Per Cent - 48. Absentee Voters - Pre. 1-117; Pre. 2-88 

for a total of 205 absentees . 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion Douglas at 7:45 a.m. were as 
follows: 



Carol St. Pierre 
Kathleen Rhodes 
Debra Krupczak 
{Catherine Lincoln 
Jean Thompson 
Grace Tuckerman 



Selectmen for Three Years (1) 



Edwin G. Carr 

Roger Q. Hill 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Janice Rosano 




Jody Doyle 




Helen King 




Louise Flint 




Margaret Hernan 




Nancy Barrett 




Pre. 1 Pre. 2 


Total 


671 548 


1219 


568 580 


1148 


2 8 


10 


41 37 


78 


1282 1173 


2455 



School Committee for Three Years (2) 



Richard F. Flynn 
Barbara M. Buckley 
Stephen R. Fusco 

Leonora C. Jenkins 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



Pre. 1 



2564 



Pre. 2 



2346 



Total 



730 


616 


1346 


144 


135 


279 


740 


588 


1328 


548 


602 


1150 


2 


6 


8 


400 


399 


799 



4910 



84 



Trustees Paul Pratt Memorial Library for Three Years (3) 



Agnes McCann 
Patience G. Towle 
Elizabeth B. Baker 
Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 
Total 



872 


796 


1668 


894 


798 


1692 


918 


790 


1708 


3 


4 


7 


1159 


1131 


2290 



3846 



3519 



7365 



Assessor for Three Years (1 ) 



Michael C. Patrolia 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



910 


866 


1776 


4 


3 


7 


368 


304 


672 



282 



73 



2455 



Board of Health for Three Years (1 ) 

Margaret S. Chapman 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



920 


824 


1744 


2 





2 


360 


349 


709 



1282 



173 



2455 



Cohasset Housing Authority for Five Years (1) 

Susan L. Sardina 872 

Write-ins/scattering 2 

Blanks408378786 

Total 1282 



791 
4 

1173 



1663 
6 

2455 



Planning Board for Five Years (1) 



Peter J. Pratt 

Write-ins/scattering 

Blanks 

Total 



925 


812 


1737 


4 


9 


13 


353 


352 


705 



1282 



1173 



2455 



85 



Recreation Commission for Five Years (1) 

Lisa LoJacono 

Write-ins/scattering 

Blanks 

Total 1282 1173 2455 



877 


789 


1657 


3 


8 


11 


402 


385 


787 



Sewer Commission for Three Years (1) 



Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 



910 


785 


1695 


1 


4 


5 


371 


384 


755 



John W. Beck 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 1282 1173 2455 



Water Commission for Three Years (1) 

John K. McNabb, Jr. 

Write-ins/Scattering 

Blanks 

Total 1282 173 2455 



The polls closed at 6 p.m. and the results were declared at 6:30 p.m. 
A True Record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



955 


835 


1790 


2 


8 


10 


325 


330 


655 



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SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION - MAY 6, 2006 

The polls opened at 8 a.m. Due to a scheduling conflict, the polling location was changed 
to the Second Congregational Church, 43 Highland Ave. instead of the usual polling 
location at the Town Hall Auditorium, 41 Highland Ave. 

Total Voters — 3408 Percent - 66.2% Absentee Voters - 

Pre. 1 - 200; Pre. 2 - 177. 

Election officers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion Douglas at 7:45 a.m. were as 
follows: 

Carol St. Pierre Janice Rosano 

Debra Krupczak Helen King 

Katherine Lincoln Abigail Alves 

Jean Thompson Ellen Warner 

Grace Tuckerman Nancy Barrett 

Louise Flint Sandra Murray 



Question la : General Operating Override Pursuant to G.L. Chapter 59, section 21 C 

"Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $1,495,000 in real and 
personal property taxes for the purpose of meeting the operational expenses of the 
Municipal Government and Public Schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, Two 
Thousand Six?" 

Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 

Total 1728 1680 3408 



720 


622 


1342 


1000 


1052 


2052 


8 


6 


14 



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Question lb: General Operating Override Pursuant to G.L. Chapter 59, section 21 C 

"Shall the Town of Cohasset be allowed to assess an additional $725,000 in real and 
personal property taxes for the purpose of meeting the operation expenses of the 
Municipal Government and Public Schools for the fiscal year beginning July 1, Two 
Thousand Six?" 



Pre. 1 Pre. 2 Total 



854 


738 


1592 


872 


936 


1808 


2 


6 


8 


1728 


1680 


3408 



Yes 
No 

Blanks 
Total 



Polls closed at 6 pm and the results were declared at 6:20 pm. 
A True Record, Attest: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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November 7, 2006 - State Election 

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m. Total number of registered voters - 5228. 
Total number that actually voted - 3626 - (69%). Total absentee voters - 304. Pre. 1 - 
168; Pre. 2- 137. 



Election officers sworn in by Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:45 a.m. were as 
follows: 



Carol St. Pierre 


Nancy Barrett 






Carla Getto 


Katherine Lincoln 






Kathleen Rhodes 


Debra Krupczak 






Jean Thompson 


Gail Collins 






Grace Tuckerman 


Patricia Ranney 






Helen King 


Mary Langevin 






Sandra Murray 








Senator in Congress 


Pre 1 


Pre 2 


Total 


Edward M. Kennedy 


1032 


999 


2031 


Kenneth G. Chase 


764 


682 


1446 


Scattering (write-ins) 


5 


5 


10 


Blanks 


65 


74 


139 


Total 


1866 


1760 


3626 



Governor/Lt. Governor 



Healy & Hillman 
Patrick & Murray 
Mihos & Sullivan 
Ross & Robinson 
Scattering (write-ins) 
Blanks 
Total 



865 


791 


1656 


821 


771 


1592 


147 


159 


306 


23 


29 


52 


1 


1 


2 


9 


9 


18 


1866 


1760 


3626 



Attorney General 



Martha Coakley 
Larry Frisoli 
Scattering (write-ins) 
Blanks 
Total 



1060 


1036 


2096 


698 


635 


1333 


1 


2 


3 


107 


87 


194 


1866 


1760 


3626 



89 



1307 


1237 


2544 


251 


233 


484 


7 


15 


22 


275 


576 


574 



1345 


1258 


2603 


208 


209 


417 


5 


10 


15 


308 


283 


591 



251 


1158 


2409 


234 


262 


496 


5 


6 


11 


376 


334 


710 



Secretary of State 

William Francis Galvin 

Jill E. Stein 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 301 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Treasurer 

Timothy P. Cahill 

James O'Keefe 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Auditor 

A. Joseph DeNucci 

Rand Wilson 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Representative in Congress 

William Delahunt 
Jeffrey K. Beatty 
Peter A. White 
Scattering (write-ins) 
Blanks 
Total 

Councillor 

Christopher A. Ianella, Jr. 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Senator in General Court 

Robert L. Hedlund 
Stephen A. Lynch 
Scattering (write-ins) 
Blanks 
Total 



90 



1074 


1041 


2115 


634 


552 


1186 


75 


80 


155 


1 


3 


4 


82 


84 


166 


1866 


1760 


3626 



1147 


1107 


2254 


10 


16 


26 


709 


637 


1346 



1224 


1191 


2415 


539 


471 


1010 





2 


2 


103 


96 


199 


1866 


1760 


3626 



212 


1182 


2394 


10 


7 


17 


644 


571 


1215 



Representative in General Court 

Garrett J. Bradley 1367 1348 2715 

Scattering (write-ins) 10 17 27 

Blanks 489 395 884 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

District Attorney 

William R. Keating 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Clerk of Courts 

Walter F. Timilty, Jr. 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Register of Deeds 

William P. O'Donnell 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

County Commissioner 

Peter H. Collins 

Thomas E. Gorman 

Scattering (write-ins) 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 



1162 


1130 


2292 


11 


7 


18 


693 


623 


1316 



1166 


1144 


2310 


5 


6 


11 


695 


610 


1305 



783 


808 


1591 


699 


602 


1301 











384 


350 


734 



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Question 1: Law Proposed by Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate 
or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2006? 



SUMMARY 

This proposed law would allow licensing authorities to issue licenses for food stores to 
sell wine. The proposed law defines a "food store" as a retail vendor, such as a grocery 
store, supermarket, shop, club, outlet, or warehouse-type seller, that sells food to 
consumers to be eaten elsewhere (which must include meat, poultry, dairy products, eggs, 
fresh fruit and produce, and other specified items), and that may sell other items usually 
found in grocery stores. Holders of licenses to sell wine at food stores could sell wine 
either on its own or together with any other items they sell. The licensing authorities in 
any city or town of up to 5000 residents could issue up to 5 licenses for food stores to sell 
wine. In cities or towns of over 5000 residents, one additional license could be issued for 
each additional 5000 residents (or fraction of 5000). No person or business could hold 
more than 10% of the total number of the licenses that could be issued under the 
proposed law. Such licenses would not be counted when applying the laws that limit the 
number of other kinds of alcoholic beverage licenses that may be issued of held. Any 
applicant for a license would have to be approved by the state Alcoholic Beverages 
Control Commission, and any individual applicant would have to be at least 21 years old 
and not have been convicted of a felony. 

In issuing any licenses for food stores to sell wine, local licensing authorities would have 
to use the same procedures that apply to other licenses for the retail sale of alcoholic 
beverages. Except where the proposed law has different terms, the same laws that apply 
to issuance, renewal, suspension and termination of licenses for retail sales of alcoholic 
beverages which are not to be consumed on the seller's premises, and that apply to the 
operations of holders of such licenses, would govern licenses to sell wine at food stores, 
and the operation of holders of such licenses. Local authorities could set fees for issuing 
and renewing such licenses. 

A YES VOTE would create a new category of licenses for food stores to sell wine, and it 
would allow local licensing authorities to issue such licenses. 

A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws concerning the sale of wine. 

Yes 725 676 1401 

No 1076 1032 2108 

Blanks J>5 _52 117 

Total 1866 1760 3626 



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Question 2: Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate 
or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2006? 



SUMMARY 

This proposed law would allow candidates for public office to be nominated by more 
than one political party or political designation, to have their names appear on the ballot 
once for each nomination, and to have their votes counted separately for each nomination 
but then added together to determine the winner of the election. The proposed law would 
repeal an existing requirement that in order to appear on the state primary ballot as a 
candidate for a political party's nomination for certain offices, a person cannot have been 
enrolled in any other party during the preceding year. The requirement applies to 
candidates for nomination for statewide office, representative in Congress, governor's 
councillor, member of the State Legislature, district attorney, clerk of court, register of 
probate, register of deeds, county commissioner, sheriff, and county treasurer. The 
proposed law would also allow any person to appear on the primary ballot as a candidate 
for a party's nomination for those offices if the party's state committee gave its written 
consent. The proposed law would also repeal the existing requirement that in order to be 
nominated to appear as an unenrolled candidate on the state election ballot, or on any city 
or town ballot following a primary, a person cannot have been enrolled in any political 
party during the 90 days before the deadline for filing nomination papers. 

The proposed law would provide that if a candidate were nominated by more than one 
party or political designation, instead of the candidate's name being printed on the ballot 
once, with the candidate allowed to choose the order in which the party or political 
designation names appear after the candidate's name, the candidate' name would appear 
multiple times, once for each nomination received. The candidate would decide the order 
in which the party or political designation nominations would appear, except that all 
parties would be listed before all political designations. The ballot would allow voters 
who vote for a candidate nominated by multiple parties or political designations to vote 
for that candidate under the party or political designation line of their choice. 

If a voter voted for the same candidate for the same office on multiple party or political 
designation lines, the ballot would remain valid but would be counted as a single vote for 
the candidate on a line without a party or political designation. If voting technology 
allowed, voting machines would be required to prevent a voter from voting more than the 
number of times permitted for any one office. 

The proposed law would provide that if a candidate received votes under more than one 
party, or political designation, the votes would be combined for purposes of determining 
whether the candidate had won the election. The total number of votes each candidate 
received under each party or political designation would be recorded. Election officials 



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would announce and record both the aggregate totals and the total by party or political 
designation. 

The proposed law would allow a political party to obtain official recognition if its 
candidate had obtained at least 3% of the vote for any statewide office at either of the two 
most recent state elections, instead of at only the most recent state election as under 
current law. 

The proposed law would allow a person nominated as a candidate for any state, city or 
town office to withdraw his name form nomination within six days after any party's 
primary election for that office, whether or not the person sought nomination or was 
nominated in that primary. Any candidate who withdrew from an election could not be 
listed on the ballot for that election, regardless of whether the candidate received multiple 
nominations. 

The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the other parts 
would stay in effect. 

AS YES VOTE would allow a candidate for public office to be nominated for the same 
office by more than one political party or political designation at the same election. 

A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws concerning nomination of candidates for 
public office. 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 

Question 3: Law Proposed bv Initiative Petition 

Do you approve of a law summarized below, on which no vote was taken by the Senate 
or the House of Representatives before May 3, 2006? 

SUMMARY 

This proposed law would allow licensed and other authorized providers of child care in 
private homes under the state's subsidized child care system to bargain collectively with 
the relevant state agencies about all terms and conditions of the provision of child care 
services under the state's child care assistance program and its regulations. 



565 


542 


1107 


1031 


995 


2026 


270 


223 


493 



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Under the proposed law, these family child care providers who provide state-subsidized 
child care would not be considered public employees, but if 30% of the providers gave 
written authorization for an employee organization to be their exclusive representative in 
collective bargaining, the state Labor Relations Commission would hold a secret mail 
ballot election on whether to certify that organization as the exclusive representative. 
Parts of the state's public employee labor relations law and regulations would apply to 
the election and collective bargaining processes. The proposed law would not authorize 
provider to engage in a strike or other refusal to deliver child care services. 

An exclusive representative, if certified, could then communicate with providers to 
develop and present a proposal to the state agencies concerning the terms and conditions 
of child care provider services. The proposed law would then require the parties to 
negotiate in good faith to try to reach a binding agreement. If the agreed-upon terms and 
conditions required changes in existing regulations, the state agencies could not finally 
agree to the terms until they completed the required procedures for changing regulations 
and any cost item agreed to by the parties had been approved the state Legislature. If an 
action taken under the proposed law required spending state funds, that spending would 
be subject to appropriations by the Legislature. Any complaint that one of the parties was 
refusing to negotiate in good faith could be filed with and ruled upon by the Labor 
Relations Commission. An exclusive representative could collect a fee from providers 
for the costs of representing them. 

An exclusive representative could be de-certified under Commission regulations and 
procedures if certain conditions were met. The Commission could not accept a 
decertification petition for at least 2 years after the first exclusive representative was 
certified, and any such petition would have to be supported by 50% or more of the total 
number of providers. The Commission would then hold a secret mail ballot election for 
the providers to vote on whether to decertify the exclusive representative. 

The proposed law states that activities carried out under it would be exempt from federal 
anti-trust laws. The proposed law states that if any of its parts were declared invalid, the 
other parts would stay in effect. 

A YES VOTE would allow licensed and other authorized providers of childcare in 
private homes under the state's subsidized child care system to bargain collectively with 
the state. 

A NO VOTE would make no change in the laws concerning licensed and other 
authorized family childcare providers. 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 



618 


613 


1231 


978 


925 


1903 


270 


222 


492 



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QUESTION 4: This Question is Not Binding 

Shall the state representative from this district be instructed to vote in favor of a 
resolution calling upon the President and Congress of the United States to end the war in 
Iraq immediately and bring all United States military forces home from Iraq? 

Yes 

No 

Blanks 

Total 1866 1760 3626 



Results were declared at 8:30 p.m. 
A True Record, ATTEST: 



799 


818 


1617 


775 


704 


1479 


292 


238 


530 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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Index Special Town Meeting - November 13, 2006 

1 . Amendment to fiscal 2007 operating budget. Adopted. 

2. Union contracts and other salary adjustments. Adopted unanimously. 

3. Capital improvements budget. Adopted. 

4. Community preservation fund. Adopted. 

5. Funding for Alternative energy committee. Adopted. 

6. Stormwater management committee expenses. Adopted. 

7. Special legislation - tax deferral income limits. Adopted unanimously. 

8. Amendment to previous seawall article. Adopted unanimously. 

9. Discontinuation of Old Road. Adopted unanimously. 

10. Water Commission land acquisition. Adopted. 

1 1 . Rescind and/or reduce past bond authorizations. Adopted unanimously. 

12. Transfer funds to stabilization fund. Adopted. 

13. Create Sewer betterment stabilization fund. Indefinitely postponed. 

14. Create pension reserve stabilization fund. Adopted unanimously. 

15. General bylaw - regulations for second hand jewelry. Indefinitely postponed. 

16. General bylaw - starting time for Annual Town Meeting. Adopted unanimously. 

17. General bylaw - scheduling for Annual Town Election. Indefinitely postponed. 

18. School Department security systems. Adopted. 

19. Sewer Inflow and Infiltration projects. Adopted. 

20. Easements- Sewer expansion projects. Adopted unanimously. 

21. Zoning bylaw amendment - modify Senior Multi-family Residence Overlay 
District. Indefinitely postponed. 

22. Citizen's petition - Zoning bylaw amendment increasing structural coverage in a 
pre-existing nonconforming lot from 20%to 25%. Adopted. 

23. Citizen's petition - Zoning bylaw amendment to create a separate zoning district 
for the "Cohasset Village area." Motion defeated. 

24. Citizen's petition - Zoning bylaw amendment delineates separate "Cohasset 
Village Business District on the Zoning Map of Article 23 passes. Motion 
defeated. 

25. Citizens' petition - Zoning bylaw would create new dimensional requirements for 
occupancy by more than one family in the "Cohasset Village Business District." 
Motion defeated. 

26. Citizens' petition - Zoning bylaw would impose same use provisions on the 
"Cohasset Village Business District" as exists on the Downtown Business 
District. Motion defeated. 

27. Citizens' petition - Zoning bylaw would waive certain parking requirements 
within 500 feet of the municipal parking lot. Motion defeated. 

28. Funding for Village District master plan. Adopted. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING - NOVEMBER 13, 2006 

At the Special Town Meeting held on Monday, November 13, 2006 at the Cohasset High 
School Sullivan Gymnasium the following articles were contained in the warrant and 
acted upon as follows. 

Checkers sworn in by the Town Clerk, Marion L. Douglas at 6:30 p.m. were Carol St. 
Pierre, Joann Pilczak, Kathleen Rhodes, Sandra Murray and Debra Krupczak. Tellers 
were appointed and sworn in by the Moderator, Daniel Evans. 

The Moderator called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. and a quorum of 100 was present 
at that time. The registered voters checked in on the voting list totaled for Precinct 1 - 
155; and Precinct 2 - 103 for a total of 258 voters. 

It was voted unanimously to dispense with the reading of the call of the Meeting and 
Return of Service having been examined by the Moderator and found to be in order. 
Citizens recited the pledge of allegiance. A moment of silence was observed for 
MaryJeanette Murray our State Representative for many years. 

ARTICLE 1; AMENDMENTS TO FISCAL 2007 OPERATING BUDGET 

To see what additional action the Town will vote to amend, modify, increase or decrease, 
or otherwise, to balance the Fiscal Year 2007 Operating Budget as voted in Article 3 of 
the April 1 , 2006 Annual Town Meeting, including proposed revised appropriations and 
any additional sums the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, borrow pursuant to any 
applicable statute, or transfer from available funds or otherwise, for the payment of the 
salaries and compensation, expenses, equipment, and outlays, capital and otherwise, of 
the several Town departments, for the current fiscal year, or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Moved that Two Hundred Sixty Seven Thousand One Hundred Twelve ($267,112) be 
hereby appropriated to add to and increase the amounts voted pursuant to Article 3 of the 
April 1, 2006 Annual Town Meeting as set forth below for Fiscal Year 07, and to fund 
such appropriation for items numbered A through E below the amount of Two Hundred 
Twenty Eight Thousand Six Hundred Ninety Nine Dollars ($228,699) be raised from the 
FY 07 tax levy and other general revenues of the Town and for item F below the sum of 
Thirty Eight Thousand Four Hundred Thirteen Dollars ($38,413) be raised through sewer 
fees. 



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Budget 


Original 


Revised 


Item 


Appropriation Line 


Appropriation 


Appropriation 


Increase 


A 


Town Manager 
General Expenses 


514,050 


$22,050 


$8,000 


B 


School Department 
Salaries & Expenses 


$12,714,714 


$12,914,714 


$200,000 


C 


Public Works 
General Expenses 


180,395 


$185,395 


$5,000 


D 


Building Maintenance 
Personal Services 


S208.204 


$218,485 


$10,281 


E 


Building Maintenance 
General Expenses 


S296.300 


$301,718 


$5,418 


F 


Central Sewer 
Debt Service 


S20.137 


$58,550 


$38,413 



It was decided to vote on each item separately. 

Item A - Motion adopted. 
Item B - Motion adopted. 
Item C - Motion adopted. 
Item D - Motion adopted. 
Item E - Motion adopted. 
Item F - Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 2: UNION CONTRACTS & OTHER SALARY ADJUSTMENTS 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate borrow pursuant to any applicable 
statute, and/or transfer from available funds, a sum or sums of money, to be expended by 
the Town Manager, to fund the FY07 cost items of a collective bargaining agreement 
between the Town, represented by the Board of Selectmen, and the Fire Department 
employees represented by Local 2804, Cohasset Permanent Firefighters, the Library 
employees represented by SEIU Local 888, Clerical employees represented by SEIU 
Local 888, in accordance with Chapter 150E of the General laws, and to fund salary 
adjustments for non-union and employees with individual employment contracts, or take 
any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the sum of One Hundred Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($125,000) be 
appropriated to fund the FY 07 cost items of certain collective bargaining agreements in 
accordance with Chapter 150E of the General laws and to fund salary adjustments for non 
union employees and employees with individual employment contracts, as follows: 



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Fire Department employees represented by Local 2804, Cohasset Permanent Firefighters 

$45,000 

Library employees represented by SEIU Local 888 $8,600 

Clerical employees represented by SEIU Local 888 $1,400 

Salary adjustments for non-union and employees with individual employment contracts 

as set forth in a schedule on file with the office of the Town Clerk $70,000 

And to fund this appropriation, One Hundred Ten Thousand Dollars ($11 0,000) be 
hereby transferred from the line item Town Manager - Town Hall Clerical Salaries as 
voted in Article 3 of the April; 1 , 2006 Annual Town Meeting, and the sum of Fifteen 
Thousand Dollars ($15,000) be raised from the FY 07 tax levy and other general 
revenues of the Town. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 3 : CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS BUDGET 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money to fund various capital 
improvements, capital projects and/or capital equipment for the various departments, 
boards, commissions and agencies of the town, or take any other action in related thereto. 

MOVED that Three Hundred Seven Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($307,600) be 
transferred from Free Cash to be expended by the Town Manager for purpose of funding 
various capital improvements, capital projects and/or capital equipment for the 
various departments, boards, commissions and agencies of the town as set forth below;: 

Department Description Amount 

Facilities Management Roofing Repairs at Police Station $68,000 

Facilities Management Upgrades for Harbormaster Building $10,000 

Public Works Replace Utility Truck $40,000 

(existing vehicle to be traded in. sold or otherwise disposed of by the Town Manager) 

Information Technology Equipment Purchase & Replacement $ 8,600 

Harbormaster Harbormaster Boat & Equipment $70,000 

Harbormaster Additional Docks $10,000 

Library Library Roof Repairs $13,000 

Police Department Police Motorcycle S15.000 

Police Department Mobile Data Terminals for Cruisers $48,000 

Fire Department Ambulance Billing & Reporting System $25,000 

It was decided to vote on each department line item separately. 

Amendment offered by Jean Patterson. Roofing Repairs at Police Station $68,000 and 
add Roofing Repairs for the School $50,000 for a total of $1 18,000 for the first line item. 
Amendment defeated. 



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Amendment offered by Andrew Quigley. Add $100,000 for the School Department 
from free cash - $75,000 for technology and S25,000 for ventilation for the chemistry lab. 
Amendment defeated. 



Department 


Description 


Amount 


Facilities Management 
Motion adopted. 


Roofing Repairs at Police Station 


$68,000 


Facilities Management 
Motion adopted. 


Upgrades for Harbormaster Building 


SI 0,000 



Public Works Replace Utility Truck S40,000 

(existing vehicle to be traded in, sold or otherwise disposed of by the Town Manager) 
Motion adopted. 



Information Technology 
Motion adopted. 

Harbormaster 
Motion adopted. 

Harbormaster 
Motion adopted. 

Library 

Motion adopted. 

Police Department 
Motion adopted. 

Police Department 
Motion adopted. 



Equipment Purchase & Replacement 
Harbormaster Boat & Equipment 



S 8.600 



S70,000 
SI 0,000 
SI 3,000 
$15,000 
$48,000 
Ambulance Billing & Reporting System $25,000 



Additional Docks 



Library Roof Repairs 



Police Motorcvcle 



Mobile Data Terminals for Cruisers 



Fire Department 
Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 4 : COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE 

To see what action the Town will take with respect to the recommendations of the 
Community Preservation Committee for Fiscal Year 2007, and to see if the Town will 
vote to implement any such recommendation by appropriating a sum or sums of money 
from the Community Preservation Fund established pursuant to Chapter 44B of the 
General Laws, and from any other source, by raising and appropriating, transferring from 
available funds, borrowing pursuant to any applicable statute or borrowing pursuant to 
any applicable statute for this purpose, and further to authorize the Board of Selectmen to 
acquire by purchase, gift or eminent domain, or alternatively to convey, sell or dispose of, 
such real property interests as may be required by the Community Preservation Act to 
implement any such expenditure of community preservation funds, or to take any other 
action related thereto. 



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Recommendation A: 

Moved that Seventeen Thousand ($17,000.00) Dollars be transferred from the 
Community Preservation Fund Historical Resources Sub Account and Eight Thousand 
($8,000) Dollars be transferred from the Community Preservation Discretionary Sub 
Account, for a total of Twenty-Five Thousand ($25,000) Dollars with the intention that 
these funds be available in Fiscal 2007 and thereafter, which funds are to be expended by 
the Town Manager for the purposes of preserving and making various restorative 
improvements to the Town Clerk's ancient records and vital statistics. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

Recommendation B: 

MOVED that Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) be hereby appropriated to be 
added to the appropriation voted pursuant to Community Preservation Committee's 
Recommendation E of Article 4 of the 2006 Annual Town Meeting, thereby increasing 
the $300,000 original appropriation to a new total appropriation of Six Hundred 
Thousand Dollars ($600,000) to be expended by the Town Manager to improve, make 
extraordinary changes, preserve, pay for the engineering fees, and all other related costs, 
concerning the Beechwood Street ball field, basketball court, playground and parking 
areas, and to meet this appropriation Sixteen Thousand ($16,000.00) Dollars be 
transferred from the Community Preservation Open Space Sub Account, One hundred 
Thirty-Four Thousand ($134,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation Fund 
Discretionary Sub Account (CPA, Undesignated Reserve Fund), and that the Treasurer, 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen be authorized to borrow, for a term not to 
exceed five (5) years, the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars 
under and pursuant to Chapter 44, Section 7 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as 
amended, Chapter 44B, Section 1 1 of the Massachusetts General Laws, or any other 
enabling authority, and to issue bonds or notes of the Town, therefore, as general 
obligations of the Town with the intent that the principal and interest payments are to be 
paid each year from the Community Preservation Fund Open Space Account, with the 
intention that these funds be available in FY 2007 and thereafter; and further that the 
Board of Selectmen be authorized to grant, convey or otherwise to issue such deed 
restrictions with respect to Beechwood Street ball field land as may be required by the 
Community Preservation Act to implement the foregoing expenditure of Community 
Preservation Act funds. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 



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Recommendation C: 

Recommendation C will be brought up after Article 28. 

ARTICLE 5 : FUNDING FOR ALTERNATIVE ENERGY COMMITTEE 

To see if the Town will vote to raise, appropriate or transfer from a available funds, or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money to be expended by the Town 
Manager with the approval of the Alternative Energy Committee, to engage consulting 
services to assist the Committee to investigate alternative energy options for the Town, 
pursue grant funding, promote clean energy alternatives within the community, and 
related duties, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be transferred from Free 
Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the treasury of the town to be expended by the Town Manager 
with the approval of the Alternative Energy Committee, to engage consulting services to 
assist the Committee to investigate alternative energy options for the Town, pursue grant 
funding, promote clean energy alternatives within the community, and related duties. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 6 : STORMW ATER MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE EXPENSES 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, 
and/or borrowing pursuant to any applicable statute, a sum of money for the purpose of 
hiring a professional engineer to assist the Stormwater Management Committee develop 
and implement a stormwater management plan, or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) be transferred from 
Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the treasury of the town to be expended by the 
Town Manager with the approval of the Stormwater Management Committee for 
the purpose of hiring a professional engineer to assist the Stormwater Management 
Committee develop and implement a stormwater management plan. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 7 : SPECIAL LEGISLATION - TAX DEFERRAL INCOME LIMITS 

To see if the Town will vote to request its representatives in the Massachusetts General 
Court to submit special legislation on behalf of the town seeking enactment of a special 
law providing as follows, it being our intent that the General Court may vary the text 
hereof with the approval of the Cohasset Board of Selectmen to accomplish the intended 
public policy goals hereof: 



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Section 1. Notwithstanding Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause forty-first A of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, the Town of Cohasset may, by vote of town meeting prior 
to the start of any fiscal year of the town, after the effective date of this Act as specified 
in section two hereof, adopt for such fiscal year a higher maximum qualifying gross 
receipts amount for purposes of qualifying seniors for the exemption contained in said 
Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause forty-first A, provided, however, such maximum gross 
qualifying receipts amount shall not exceed fifty-thousand dollars in the first fiscal year 
to which this Act applies as set forth in section two hereof. 

Section 2. Section one of this Act shall take effect upon passage and shall apply first 
on July 1 of the fiscal year of the Town of Cohasset first occurring after the effective date 
of this Act. 

Or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the following Home Rule Petition be presented to the General Court and that 
the Town's representatives in the Massachusetts General Court be hereby requested to 
submit special legislation on behalf of the town seeking enactment of a special law 
providing as follows, it being our intent that the General Court may vary the text hereof 
with the approval of the Cohasset Board of Selectmen to accomplish the intended public 
policy goals hereof: 

An Act to provide higher maximum eligibility for seniors for property tax relief in the 
Town of Cohasset. 

Section 1. Notwithstanding Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause forty-first A of the 
Massachusetts General Laws, the Town of Cohasset may, by vote of town meeting prior 
to the start of any fiscal year of the town, after the effective date of this Act as specified 
in section two hereof, adopt for such fiscal year a higher maximum qualifying gross 
receipts amount for purposes of qualifying seniors for the exemption contained in said 
Chapter 59, Section 5, Clause forty-first A, provided, however, such maximum gross 
qualifying receipts amount shall not exceed fifty-thousand dollars in the first fiscal year 
to which this Act applies as set forth in section two hereof. 

Section 2. Section one of this Act shall take effect upon passage and shall apply first 
on July 1 of the fiscal year of the Town of Cohasset first occurring after the effective date 
of this Act. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 8 : AMENDMENT TO PREVIOUS SEAWALL REPAIR ARTICLE 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article 9 of the December 6, 2004 Special Town 
Meeting by removing the words "on Border Street between Atlantica and the Mill River 
Marine" and replacing them with the words "Cohasset Harbor"; or take any other action 
related thereto. 

Moved that Article 9 of the December 6, 2004 Special Town Meeting be hereby 
amended by removing the words "on Border Street between Atlantica and the Mill 
River Marine" and replacing them with the words "Cohasset Harbor." 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 9 : DISCONTINUATION OF OLD ROAD 

To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the way now known as Old Road and all 
public rights of passage that may exist over Old Road, with such Old Road being "Old 
Road - Laid Out in 1670-72" shown on Assessor's Maps 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67 and 69, 
and for the Board of Selectmen to take any necessary and proper action to carry out such 
discontinuance, or to take any other action relative thereto. 

Moved that the way now known as Old Road and all public rights of passage that may 
exist over Old Road, be hereby discontinued pursuant to Massachusetts G.L. c. 82 §21 
and/or any other applicable statute with such Old Road being "Old Road - Laid Out in 
1670-72" shown on Assessor's Maps 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67 and 69, and that the Board of 
Selectmen take any necessary and proper action to carry out such discontinuance. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 10 : WATER COMMISSION LAND ACQUISITION 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Water Commissioners to acquire 
by purchase, gift or Eminent Domain the fee title or a lesser title interest in that certain 
parcel of land shown on Town of Cohasset Assessors' Maps as Parcel 55-52 for 
watershed protection purposes, or take any other action related thereof. 

Moved that the Board of Water Commissioners be hereby authorized to acquire by 
purchase, gift or Eminent Domain the fee title or a lesser title interest in that certain 
parcel of land shown on Town of Cohasset Assessors' Maps as Parcel 55-52 for 
watershed protection purposes. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

ARTICLE 11: RESCIND AND/OR REDUCE PAST BOND AUTHORIZATIONS 



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To see it the Town will vote to rescind and/or reduce the amount authorized for 
borrowing under articles from previous Town Meetings as follows: 

1 . To rescind the vote that authorized the Town to borrow $200,000 under Article 24 of 
the Special Town Meeting held on March 29, 1999 for the purpose of constructing of 
septic systems for the subsurface disposal of sanitary waste. 

2. To reduce the amount authorized for borrowing under Article 4 of the Special Town 
Meeting held on December 6, 1999 for the purpose of developing construction drawings 
and bid documents for the improvement of the Middle/High and Deer Hill Schools from 
$390,000 to $156,000 

3. To reduce the amount authorized for borrowing under Article 13 of the Annual Town 
Meeting held on March 27, 2000 for the purpose of the renovation and reconstruction of 
the Middle/High and Deer Hill Schools from $41,800,000 to $16,720,000. 

4. To reduce the amount authorized for borrowing under Article 1 1 of the Special Town 
Meeting held on November 5, 2001 for the purpose of the design, construction, 
conversion and equipping of the Paul Pratt Library located at 35 Ripley Road from 
$3,900,000 to $650,000. 

5. To rescind the vote that authorized the Town to borrow $ 1 ,001 ,000 under Article 6 of 
the Special Town Meeting held on November 18, 2002 for the purpose of acquiring a 
parcel of land at the end of Heather Drive known as the "Barnes Property". 

Moved that the amount authorized for borrowing under articles from previous Town 
Meetings be rescinded or reduced as follows: 

1. The vote that authorized the Town to borrow Two Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($200,000) under Article 24 of the Special Town Meeting held on March 29, 1999 for the 
purpose of constructing septic systems for the subsurface disposal of sanitary waste be 
hereby rescinded. 

2. The amount authorized for borrowing under Article 4 of the Special Town 
Meeting held on December 6, 1999 for the purpose of developing construction drawings 
and bid documents for the improvement to the Middle/High and Deer Hill Schools be 
hereby reduced from the original amount of Three Hundred Ninety Dollars ($390,000) to 
One Hundred Fifty Six Thousand Dollars ($156,000). 

3. The amount authorized for borrowing under Article 13 of the Annual Town 
Meeting held on March 27, 2000 for the purpose of the renovation and reconstruction of 
the Middle/High and Deer Hill Schools be hereby reduced from the original amount of 
Forty One Million Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($41,800,000) to Sixteen Million 
Seven Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($16,720,000). 



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4. The amount authorized for borrowing under Article 1 1 of the Special Town 

Meeting held on November 5, 2001 for the purpose of the design, construction, 
conversion and equipping of the Paul Pratt Library located at 35 Ripley Road be hereby 
reduced from the original amount of Three Million Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars 
($3,900,000) to Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000). 



5. The vote that authorized the Town to borrow One Million One Thousand Dollars 

($1,001,000) under Article 6 of the Special Town Meeting held on November 18, 2002 
for the purpose of acquiring a parcel of land at the end of Heather Drive known as the 
"Barnes Property" is hereby rescinded. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 12: TRANSFER FUNDS INTO STABILIZATION FUND 

To see what sums of money the town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from 
available funds, or borrow pursuant to any applicable statute, to be added to the town's 
stabilization fund, or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of Five Hundred Five Thousand One Hundred Forty Three Dollars 
and Twenty Eight Cents (S505, 143.28) be hereby transferred from Article 7 of the 2003 
Annual Town Meeting to be added to the town's Stabilization Fund. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

ARTICLE 13 : CREATE SEWER BETTERMENT STABILIZATION FUND 

To see if the Town will vote to create a Sewer Betterment Stabilization Fund pursuant to 
Chapter 40, Section 5B of the General Laws for the purpose of making annual principal 
and interest payments on sewer-related debt service; and further to transfer the sum of 
$489,367 from the Sewer Betterment Account into the Sewer Betterment Stabilization 
Fund, or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 14 : CREATE PENSION RESERVE STABILIZATION FUND 

To see if the Town will vote to create a Pension Reserve Stabilization Fund pursuant to 
Chapter 40, Section 5B of the General Laws for the purpose of making annual payments 
to the Norfolk County Retirement Board; and further to transfer the sum of $538,548 
from the Pension Reserve Account into the Pension Reserve Stabilization Fund, or take 
any other action related thereto. 



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Moved that a Pension Reserve Stabilization Fund pursuant to Chapter 40, Section 5B of 
the General Laws be hereby established in the Treasury of the Town for the purpose of 
accumulating funds which may be appropriated towards the annual payments to the 
Norfolk County Retirement Board; and further the sum of Five Hundred Thirty Eight 
Thousand Five Hundred Forty Eight Dollars ($538,548) be hereby transferred from the 
Pension Reserve Account into the Pension Reserve Stabilization Fund. 

A 2/3 's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 15 : BYLAW TO REGULATE SALE OF SECOND HAND JEWELRY 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII of the Town of Cohasset Bylaws 
(Safety and Public Order) by deleting the existence language of Section 1 7 in its entirety 
and substituting therefore the following: 

Junk Dealers and Collectors Licenses 
and Regulations 

Section 1. Per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 140, Section 54, the Board of 
Selectmen may license suitable persons to be collectors of, dealers in, or keepers of shops 
for the purchase, sale, or barter of junk, old metals, or secondhand articles. The Selectmen 
may make rules and regulations relative to their business, and may provide for the 
supervision thereof. Said licensing board may make additional rules, regulations, and 
restrictions which shall be expressed in all licenses. 

Section 2. No person shall conduct a business, under a license issued hereunder, that 
involves items made of gold, silver, or platinum unless the license specifically authorized 
transactions involving items of those metals. 

Section 3. Every person licensed under Section 1 shall post his license in some suitable 
and conspicuous place upon the licensed premises. 

Section 4. The terms "junk" and "second hand articles" shall include but not be limited to 
the following: Used electronic equipment bearing serial numbers, jewelry, old metals, 
items made of gold, silver or platinum, decorative porcelain figurines, furs, oriental rugs, 
one of a kind objects of art, but shall not include stamps, coins, books, clothing, furniture 
or factory made mass produced ceramics, glass and decorative items. 

Section 5. The Chief of Police or his designee, may at any time, enter upon any premises 
used by a licensed dealer to ascertain how he conducts his business, and examine any or all 
articles taken in trade or kept or stored in or upon said premises and all books and 
inventories relating thereto, and all such articles, books, and inventories shall be exhibited 
to any such person upon demand. Use of this information shall be for police purposes 
only. All entries in the report and record book shall be in ink. No entries shall be erased 
or obliterated. For all purchases made in the Town of Cohasset, the licensee shall pay all 
sellers by check or money order. 



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Section 6. No licensee hereunder shall purchase any junk, antiques or secondhand articles 
on the business premises from a private party, until the seller provides a driver's license 
as a positive identification, or if the seller has no driver's license, then such other suitable 
photo identification. For purposes of this article, a private party is defined as a person 
who has no valid state Tax Registration number. 

Section 7. All licensees shall keep a report and record book, in a form approved by the 
Police Chief, in which the following information shall be recorded for each purchase 
taking place on the business premises from a private party: 

1 . the date and time of purchase. 

2. the name and address of the seller, 

3. the type of identification given by the seller, 

4. the date of birth and any identification number provided by the seller, 

5. a description of the article purchased by the licensee, including, where applicable, 
the size, setting, brand name, model, serial and inspection number, if any, and 

6. the purchase price paid by the licensee. 

Section 8. Licensee shall be required to hold and not sell for a period of at least fourteen 
(14) days from date of purchase the following items purchased by the licensee on the 
business premises from a private party: electronic equipment bearing serial numbers 
including televisions, VCRs, stereos, computers; jewelry; old metals; items made of gold, 
silver or platinum; decorative porcelain figurines; oriental rugs; furs and one of a kind 
objects of art. Purchases accompanied by a written proof of ownership, such as a sales 
receipt from a business, or an insurance policy describing the item, shall be exempt from 
any hold period. Such proof of ownership shall be retained by the licensee. 

Section 9. In addition, each licensee shall file a weekly secondhand dealer's report with 
the Chief of Police listing any item purchased during the preceding week which is subject 
to the hold requirements of section 8 of this by-law. All lists shall be submitted on a 
format as prescribed by the Chief of Police and shall be submitted on or before the close 
of business Fridays. If submitted via United States mail it shall be postmarked not later 
than the Saturday immediately following. 

Section 10. The following are exempt from holding period requirements or the weekly 
report: auction purchases, purchases transacted outside of Massachusetts, or estate 
purchases from an executor, lawyer for the estate, or legal heir. 

Section 11. No person licensed under Section 1 shall, directly or indirectly, either purchase 
or receive, any article from a minor or apprentice knowing or having reason to believe him 
to be such. 

Section 12. No person keeping a shop for the purchase, sale, or barter of junk, old 



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metals, or secondhand articles shall purchase or receive, either directly or indirectly, 
any of the aforesaid articles or have his shop open for the transaction of business 
except between 8:00 am in the morning and 10:00 pm in the evening. No such licensee 
shall directly or indirectly purchase or receive any such articles at any other than the 
address displayed on the license unless specifically invited into the residence of a 
potential customer or at a bona fide trade show. 

Section 13. No person offering any article for sale shall give a wrong or false name 
or address or fictitious information pertaining to his identity. No person holding a license 
under Section 1 shall knowingly write a wrong or false name or address of a person thus 
offering an article for sale, or knowingly permit the entry of such wrong or false name 
or address into the bound book as defined in Section 7. Any police officer taking 
cognizance of any such violation may request the offender to state his true name and 
address. Whoever, upon such request, refuses to state his name or address, or states a 
false name or address, or a name or address which is not his name or address in ordinary 
use, may be arrested by a police officer without a warrant. Anyone violating this section 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred 
dollars. 

Section 14. The provisions of this Article are severable, and, if any of its provisions shall be 
held unconstitutional or invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of said 
court shall not affect or impair any of the remaining provisions. 

Section 15. Any violation of preceding Sections 2 through 9 and 1 1 through 12 shall be 
punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for a 
first offense, and upon a second or subsequent offense a fine of not less than fifty 
dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, and the licensing authority may revoke 
said license for any violation of the preceding sections. 

Or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 16 : BYLAW ON START TIME FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article II, Section 1(a) of the Town of Cohasset 
Bylaws (Town Meeting) by deleting the words" 10:00 a.m." and substituting therefore the 
words "a time of that day established by the Board of Selectmen at the time of issuance 
of the warrant", or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that Article II, Section 1(a) of the Town of Cohasset Bylaws (Town Meeting) be 
amended by deleting the words" 10:00 a.m." and substituting therefore the words "a time 
of that day established by the Board of Selectmen at the time of issuance of the warrant." 



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Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 17 : BYLAW ON SCHEDULE FOR ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Article II, Section 1(a) of the Town of Cohasset 
Bylaws (Town Meeting) by deleting the words "within thirty five (35) days" 
and substituting the words "on such date or dates as shall be determined by the Board of 
Selectmen consistent with avoiding multiple elections whenever possible, within the 
calendar months of March, April or May of each year" or take any other action related 
thereto. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 18 : SCHOOL DEPARTMENT SECURITY SYSTEMS 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, 
and/ or borrow, pursuant to any applicable statute, the sum of $65,097 to be transferred to 
the Cohasset School Department Fiscal 2007 operating budget to reimburse the School 
Department for funds expended for School building security systems, or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of Sixty Five Thousand and Ninety Seven Dollars (565,097) be 
hereby appropriated to increase the FY 07 appropriation for the Cohasset School 
Department as appropriated pursuant to Article 3 of the April 1 , 2006 Annual Town 
Meeting as amended by the appropriation contained in item B of Article 1 from 
$12,914,714 to a new total appropriation for FY 07 of Twelve Million Nine Hundred 
Seventy Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($12,979.81 1) in order to reimburse the 
School Department for funds expended for School building security systems, and to meet 
this appropriation Sixty Five Thousand and Ninety Seven Dollars ($65,097) be 
transferred from Free Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the treasury of the town. 

Motion adopted. 

ARTICLE 19 : SEWER INFLOW & INFILTRATION PROJECTS 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds or 
borrow from the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust, or otherwise borrow 
pursuant to any applicable statute a sum or sums of money and /or issue bonds and notes 
of the Town, said funds to be expended by the Town Manager with the approval of Board 
of Sewer Commissioners to implement studies, evaluations, investigations, design, 
permitting and construction of various sewer infrastructure improvements to abate 
Infiltration and Inflow in the existing sewer collection systems of the Town, with the 
intention that any such funds be borrowed, while general obligations of the town, would 
be repaid through sewer revenue and/or direct betterment based upon the nature of said 



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improvement and further that this article is intended to take effect upon passage in Fiscal 
Year 2007, or take any other action related thereto. 

MOVED that One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) be appropriated to be expended by the 
Town Manager with the approval of Board of Sewer Commissioners to implement 
studies, evaluations, investigations, design, permitting and construction of various sewer 
infrastructure improvements to abate Infiltration and Inflow in the existing sewer 
collection systems of the Town, that to meet this appropriation the Treasurer with the 
approval of the Board of Selectmen is authorized to borrow One Million Dollars 
(SI, 000,000) and to issue bonds or notes therefore under Chapter 44 of the General Laws 
and/or Chapter 29C of the General Laws; it being the intent of the town that such 
borrowing is to be general obligations of the town, but to the extent possible repaid 
through sewer revenue and/or direct betterments based upon the nature of said 
improvement; and further that this appropriation is intended to take effect upon passage 
in Fiscal Year 2007. 

A 2/3 's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3 's. 

ARTICLE 20 : EASEMENTS FOR SEWER EXPANSION PROJECTS 

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Sewer Commissioners to acquire 
by purchase, gift, eminent domain, or otherwise, temporary and permanent Real Estate 
easements within private or common ways, drives or properties, such properties being 
those listed on file with the Office of the Town Clerk, for the purpose of laying, 
constructing, replacing, improving or otherwise operating and maintaining sewer 
collection pipes, manholes and appurtenant equipment and structures all in connection 
with the forthcoming Little Harbor, Atlantic Avenue, Jerusalem Road (Deep Run/Rust 
Way) Sewer Districts and related sewer expansion projects; as previously authorized 
under Articles 12 and 13 of the April 2, 2005 Annual Town Meeting, or take any other 
action related thereto. 

Moved that the Board of Sewer Commissioners be hereby authorized to acquire by 
purchase, gift, eminent domain, or otherwise, temporary and permanent Real Estate 
easements within private or common ways, drives or properties, such properties being 
those listed on file with the Office of the Town Clerk, for the purpose of laying, 
constructing, replacing, improving or otherwise operating and maintaining sewer 
collection pipes, manholes and any necessary or appurtenant equipment, fixtures and 
structures all in connection with the forthcoming Little Harbor, Atlantic Avenue, 
Jerusalem Road (Deep Run/Rust Way) Sewer Districts and related sewer expansion 
projects as previously authorized under Articles 12 and 13 of the April 2, 2005 Annual 
Town Meeting. 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted unanimously. 



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ARTICLE 21 : ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to modify the Senior Multi-family Residence Overlay 
District Zoning Bylaw 16.10.4 to read as follows: 

16.10.4 The Planning Board shall approve the form or forms of ownership and 
management controls and/or restrictions which limit the occupancy of units in an 
SMROD to residents at least one of whom in each household shall have attained the age 
of fifty-five years and, where appropriate, to persons or families qualifying as low, 
moderate or median income, which controls and/or restrictions may be altered from time 
to time during the useful life of the development so long as the age-restricted and/or 
income limitation is not altered and so long as no persons under the age of eighteen (18) 
shall be allowed to permanently reside in said residences. All units shall be subject to 
restrictive covenants mandating said restriction, approved as to form by Town Counsel, 
recorded within the chain of title, which shall be enforceable by a Homeowners 
Association comprised of the owners of the units within the SMROD. 

Moved that this article be indefinitely postponed. 

Motion adopted unanimously. 

ARTICLE 22 : CITIZENS' PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to make the following amendment to the Zoning By-Law of 
the Town in the manner described below: 

To amend Section 5.3.1 "Table of Area Regulations District R-A Coverage Building" by 
inserting a double asterisk above the number 20, and further, insert at the end of the 
section entitle District R-A, the following provision: 

**Pre-existing nonconforming lot. (The maximum building coverage shall not exceed 
25% of the actual area of said lot or 3,600 sq.ft., whichever is less, in the event the 
subject lot is a lawful, pre-existing, nonconforming lot containing less than 18,000 sq.ft.), 
or act on anything relating thereto. 

CITIZENS' PETITION 



NAME 

Jane LeClair Campbell 

Joseph Campbell 

Elinore Barrett 

David Bigley 

Paul Musto 



ADDRESS 
14 Pleasant St. 
14 Pleasant St. 
42 Sohier St. 
25 James Lane 
42 Stevens Lane 



NAME 
Ann Musto 
Theresa Littauer 
Lesley Faber 
Stephen Faber 
Karin Doonan 



ADDRESS 
42 Stevens Lane 
268 Jersusalem Rd. 
10 Bayberry Lane 
1 Bayberry Lane 
730 Jerusalem Rd. 



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Moved that Section 5.3.1 "Table of Area Regulations District R-A Coverage Building" 
of the Zoning Bylaw of the Town be hereby amended by inserting a double asterisk 
above the number 20, and further, by inserting at the end of the section entitle District R- 
A, the following provision: 

**Pre-existing nonconforming lot. (The maximum building coverage shall not exceed 
25% of the actual area of said lot or 3,600 sq.ft., whichever is less, in the event the 
subject lot is a lawful, pre-existing, nonconforming lot containing less than 18,000 sq.ft.). 

A 2/3's vote required. Motion adopted by the required 2/3's. 

ARTICLES 23 - 26 WILL BE DISCUSSED AND ACTED ON TOGETHER. 

ARTICLE 23 : CITIZENS' PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 3.1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS of the 
Zoning Bylaws by adding a new district to be known as Village Business so that Section 
3.1 would reads as follows: 

"3 . 1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS 

The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is divided into ten (10) zoning districts 
designated as follows: 



Name 


Abbreviation 




Residential A,B, and C 


R-A, R-B, 


R-C 


(RC: 3/9/59 Article 34) 


Waterfront Business 


WB 




(WB 5/1/76 Article 38) 


Downtown Business 


DB 






Village Business 


VB 






Highway Business 


HB 






Light Industry 


LI 






Technology Business 


TB 




(TB: 3/27/00 Article 16) 


Official and Open Space 


OS 




(OS: 4/8/85 Article 40) 



In addition, there are two overlay districts: The Flood Plan and Watershed District 
and the Water Resource District (5/5/75 Article 35; 4/7/86 Article 39; 4/4/87 
Article 21) 

Or act on anything relating thereto. 



NAME 

Robert Doonan 
Kevin O'Brien 
Peter Laugelle 
Kevin Dooley 
Erik Golz 



ADDRESS 

730 Jerusalem Road 

28 Sanctuary Pond 

1 7 King Street 

124DoaneSt. 

25 Wood Way 



NAME 

Chris Haggerty 
James Murphy 
Francis Barnes 
Liam O'Connell 
Dolores Roy 



ADDRESS 

lOSankeyRd. 

16 Pratt Ct. 

188 Forest Ave. 

48 Linden Dr. 

53 Old Coach Road 



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Moved that Section 3.1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS of the Zoning Bylaws be hereby 
amended by adding a new district to be known as the "Village Business District" so that 
Section 3.1 would read as follows: 

"3 . 1 DIVISION INTO DISTRICTS 

The Town of Cohasset, Massachusetts, is divided into ten (10) zoning districts 
designated as follows: 



Name 


Abbreviation 




Residential A.B, and C 


R-A, 


R-B. 


R-C 


(RC: 3/9/59 Article 34) 


Waterfront Business 


WB 






(WB 5/1/76 Article 38) 


Downtown Business 


DB 








Village Business 


VB 








Highway Business 


HB 








Light Industry 


LI 








Technology Business 


TB 






(TB: 3/27/00 Article 16) 


Official and Open Space 


OS 






(OS: 4/8/85 Article 40) 



In addition, there are two overlay districts: The Flood Plan and Watershed District 
and the Water Resource District (5/5/75 Article 35: 4/7/86 Article 39; 4/4/87 
Article 21) 

ARTICLE 24 : CITIZENS' PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend the Zoning Map by defining that portion of the 
Downtown Business District currently known as Cohasset Village shown on a copy of 
the zoning map as the area outlined in black ink identified as "Village District", which 
map is on file with the Town Clerk, labeled "Map - Article 24", and comprising portions 
of South Main Street, North Main Street. Brook Street, Elm Street, Ripley Road, Depot 
Court, Pleasant Street and Smith Place as the Village Business District; or act on 
anything relating thereto. 



NAME 

Robert Doonan 
Kevin O'Brien 
Peter Laugelle 
Kevin Dooley 
Erik Golz 



ADDRESS 

730 Jerusalem Road 

28 Sanctuary Pond 

17 King Street 

124DoaneSt. 

25 Wood Way 



NAME 

Chris Haggerty 
James Murphy 
Francis Barnes 
Liam O'Connell 
Dolores Roy 



ADDRESS 

lOSankeyRd. 

16 Pratt Ct. 

188 Forest Ave. 

48 Linden Dr. 

53 Old Coach Road 



Moved that the Zoning Map of the Town of Cohasset be hereby amended by defining the 
location of the "Village Business District" described in the vote of the town pursuant to 
Article 23 of this warrant to include the following: that portion of the Downtown 
Business District currently known as Cohasset Village shown on a copy of the zoning 
map as the area outlined in black ink identified as "Village Business District", which map 
is on file with the Town Clerk, labeled "Map - Article 24", and comprising portions of 
South Main Street, North Main Street, Brook Street, Elm Street, Ripley Road, Depot 
Court, Pleasant Street and Smith Place as the Village Business District. 



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ARTICLE 25 : CITIZEN'S PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 5.3.1 TABLES OF AREA 
REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaws by adding thereto dimensional requirements for 
the Village Business District which will read as follows: 



Use 

Coverage 

Structural 

(%) 
"DISTRICT VB 

Any permitted structure or 

N/A 

principal use (except dwellings 

for occupancy by more than 

1 family) 



Maximum Required Lots Minimum Yards ***Maximum Permitted 



Area Frontage Width 
(Sq.ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) 



Rear 
Front Side Depth 
(Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) 



5,000 



50 



50 



15 



10 



25 



20 



20 



15 10 



Dwelling for occupancy by 3,000 

N/A 

more than one family but not for +1500 for each additional family. 

more than ten families 



15 



or act on any thing relating thereto. 
NAME ADDRESS 



Robert Doonan 
Kevin O'Brien 
Peter Laugelle 
Kevin Dooley 
Erik Golz 



730 Jerusalem Road 
28 Sanctuary Pond 
17 King Street 
124 Doane St. 
25 Wood Way 



NAME 

Chris Haggerty 
James Murphy 
Francis Barnes 
Liam O'Connell 
Dolores Roy 



Height Coverage 
(Ft.) (%) 



35 



80 



35 



80 



ADDRESS 

lOSankeyRd. 

16 Pratt Ct. 

188 Forest Ave. 

48 Linden Dr. 

53 Old Coach Road 



Moved that Section 5.3.1 TABLES OF AREA REGULATIONS of the Zoning Bylaws 
be hereby amended by adding thereto dimensional requirements for the Village Business 
District which will read as follows: 



Use 

Coverage 

Structural 

(%) 
"DISTRICT VB 



Maximum Required Lots Minimum Yards ***Maximum Permitted 

Rear 



Area Frontage Width Front Side Depth 
(Sq.ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) (Ft.) 



Height Coverage 
(Ft.) (%) 



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Any permitted structure or 

N/A 

principal use (except dwellings 

for occupancy by more than 

1 family) 



5,000 



50 



50 



20 



20 



15 10 



Dwelling for occupancy by 3,000 

N/A 

more than one family but not for +1500 for each additional family 

more than ten families 



15 10 



25 



35 



80 



15 



35 



80 



ARTICLE 26 : CITIZENS' PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 4.2 PERMITTED USES of the Zoning 
Bylaw by providing in the Table of Area Regulations that the use regulations set forth in 
Section 4.2 applicable to the Downtown Business shall be applicable in their entirety to 
the Village Business District; or act on anything relating thereto. 



NAME 

Robert Doonan 
Kevin O'Brien 
Peter Laugelle 
Kevin Dooley 
Erik Golz 



ADDRESS 

730 Jerusalem Road 

28 Sanctuary Pond 

1 7 King Street 

124DoaneSt. 

25 Wood Way 



NAME 

Chris Haggerty 
James Murphy 
Francis Barnes 
Liam O'Connell 
Dolores Roy 



ADDRESS 

lOSankeyRd. 

16 Pratt Ct. 

1 88 Forest Ave. 

48 Linden Dr. 

53 Old Coach Road 



Moved that Section 4.2 PERMITTED USES of the Zoning Bylaw be hereby amended by 
providing in the Table of Area Regulations that the use regulations set forth in Section 
4.2 applicable to the Downtown Business shall be applicable in their entirety to the 
"Village Business District" described in the motions voted pursuant to Articles 23, 24, 
and 25 of this warrant for this town meeting. 

Under Article 25 USE it was the consent of the meeting to change Maximum Required 
Lots to Minimum Required Lots. 

Amendment offered by Richard Henderson. 

Moved that Article 26 be amended by adding thereto the requirement that any mixed use 
in the Village Business District also be subject to section 4.3.12 of the Zoning Bylaws, so 
that the main motion shall read as follows: 

Moved that Section 4.3.12 and Section 4.2 Permitted USES of the Zoning Bylaw be 
amended to provide that Section 4.3.12 and the use regulations in Section 4.2 pertaining 
to the Downtown Business District shall be applicable in their entirety to the Village 
Business District. 

Amendment is adopted. 

A 2/3's vote required. Hand count taken Yes 55^ No 67. Motions defeated. 



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ARTICLE 27 : CITIZENS' PETITION - ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT 

To see if the Town will vote to amend Section 7.1 OFF-STREET PARKING, LOADING 
AND DRIVEWAY of the Zoning Bylaws by deleting subparagraph K. thereof and 
substituting the following subparagraph: 



" USE 

K. Stores, offices and other lawful uses, except 
residences, in the vicinity of the municipal 

parking lots located off Main Street 
Pleasant Street in the Downtown Business 
District. 



Number of Parking Spaces Required Per Unit 

None, providing that the legal waking distance 
between the nearest designated parking space in 
either parking lot and main pedestrian entrance 
of the store, office or other use does not exceed 
five hundred feet." 



NAME 

Robert Doonan 
Kevin O'Brien 
Peter Laugelle 
Kevin Dooley 
Erik Golz 



ADDRESS 
730 Jerusalem Road 
28 Sanctuary Pond 
17 King Street 
124 Doane St. 
25 Wood Way 



NAME 

Chris Haggerty 
James Murphy 
Francis Barnes 
Liam O'Connell 
Dolores Roy 



ADDRESS 
lOSankeyRd. 
16 Pratt Ct. 

188 Forest Ave. 

48 Linden Dr. 

53 Old Coach Road 



Moved that Section 7.1 OFF-STREET PARKING, LOADING AND DRIVEWAY of the 
Zoning Bylaws be hereby amended by deleting subparagraph K. thereof and substituting 
the following subparagraph: 



"USE 

K. Stores, offices and other lawful uses, except 
residences, in the vicinity of the municipal 

parking lots located off Main Street 
Pleasant Street in the Downtown Business 
District. 



Number of Parking Spaces Required Per Unit 

None, providing that the legal waking distance 
between the nearest designated parking space in 
either parking lot and main pedestrian entrance 
of the store, office or other use does not exceed 
five hundred feet." 



It was the consent of the meeting to add the word and between Main Street and Pleasant 
Street so K would read as follows: Stores, offices and other lawful uses, except 
residences in the vicinity of the municipal parking lots located off Main Street and 
Pleasant Street in the Downtown Business District. 

A 2/3 's vote required. Motion defeated. 



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ARTICLE 28 : FUNDING FOR VILLAGE DISTRICT MASTER PLAN 

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, transfer from available funds, , or 
borrow pursuant to any applicable statute a sum of money in order to retain a professional 
consulting/planning firm overseen by the Planning Board acting under its powers and 
duties of the General Laws of the Commonwealth and the General and Zoning Bylaws of 
the Town, to assist the Planning Board and Board of Selectmen in the development of 
bylaws which enhance the vitality of the Village portion of the Downtown Business (DB) 
commercial zoning district while maintaining its general physical character. The 
professional consultingplanning firm shall assist the Planning Board in producing a 
comparative series of build out analyses, for public review and input, which shall 
professionally estimate the net new generation of commercial and residential square 
footage of built structures in the Village, and the requisite requirements for pedestrian 
access, parking space inventory, and sewer capacity, given selected variables and 
scenarios relating to potential changes in the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw relative to the 
Village portion of the DB commercial zone.. The professional consulting/planning firm 
shall be familiar with the literature associated with location theory and the types and 
characteristics of successful retail enterprises in village centers with populations and 
access similar to that in Cohasset. Or take any other action related thereto. 

Moved that the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars (SI 5,000) be transferred from Free 
Cash (Surplus Revenue) in the Treasury of the Town to be expended by the Town 
Manager to retain a professional consultingplanning firm overseen by the Planning 
Board acting under its powers and duties of the General Laws of the Commonwealth and 
the General and Zoning Bylaws of the Town, to assist the Planning Board and Board of 
Selectmen in the development of bylaws which enhance the vitality of the Village portion 
of the Downtown Business (DB) commercial zoning district while maintaining its general 
physical character. The professional consulting planning firm shall assist the Planning 
Board to the extent of funds appropriated hereunder in producing a comparative set of 
build our analyses, for public review and input, which shall professionally estimate the 
net new generation of commercial and residential square footage of built structures in the 
Village, and the requisite requirements for pedestrian access, parking space inventory, 
sewer capacity, affordable housing, open space and historic preservation/, given selected 
variables and scenarios relating to potential changes to the Cohasset Zoning Bylaw 
relative to the Village portion of the DB commercial zone. The professional 
consulting/planning firm shall be familiar with the literature associated with location 
theory and the types and characteristics of successful retail enterprises in village centers 
with populations and access similar to that in Cohasset. 

Motion adopted. 



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ARTICLE 4 : COMMUNITY PRESERVATION COMMITTEE 

Recommendation C: 

Moved that Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) be transferred from the Community Preservation 
Fund Discretionary Sub Account (CPA Undesignated Reserve Fund) with the intention 
that these funds be available in Fiscal 2007 and thereafter, to be expended by the Town 
Manager for the purpose of paying one half of the costs for hiring the design professional 
referred to in Article 28 of this Warrant. 

Motion adopted. 

It was moved and seconded that this Special Town Meeting be dissolved at 1 1:55 p.m. 
A true record, ATTEST: 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



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APPENDIX A 

ACTIONS REQUESTED UNDER ARTICLE 1 
NOVEMBER 13, 2006 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 



Item 


Department 


Budget Line 


Original 
Appropriation 


Revised 
Appropriation 


Increase/ 
(Decrease) 


Explanation 
















A 


Town Manaaer 


Gene r a Expenses 


$14,050 


$22 050 


$8 000 


Street Light Consultant 
















B 


Scnool Department 


Salaries & expenses 


$12,714,714 


$12914,714 


$200 000 


Education Expenses 
















C 


Public WorKs 


Genera Expenses 


S1 80,395 


S185395 


$5 000 


Drainage Design 
















I 


BuiicJina Maintenance 


Persona: Services 


$208,204 


S218 485 


$10 281 


Library Custodial Hours 
















E 


Bu'iicma Ma.ntenance 


Gene'a: Expenses 


S296 300 


S301.718 


$5 418 


Library Cleaning Services 
















F 


Centra Sewer 


Debt Se'vice 


S20 137 


$58 550 


$38 413 


Sewer-Related Debt Service 



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APPENDIX B 

TOWN OF COHASSET 
FY 2007 TO FY 2011 



Department/Description 


2007 
Request 


2007 
Recomm'd 


2008 
Proposed 


2009 
Proposed 


2010 
Proposed 


2011 
Proposed 














FACILITIES MANAGEMENT 














Roofing repairs Police Station 


$ 58 000 


S 68 000 










Roofing repairs LiDrary 














Slate replacement library 


$ 362000 


$ 










Gutters and Downspouts library 


S 72.500 


S 










EPDM repairs library 


S 44,000 


S 










East pa'apet wall repair library 


S 11.000 


S 










Roofing/envelope repairs High School (Library) 


S 50.000 


S 










Technology replace 20% per year 


$ 100,000 


S 


S 100.000 


S 100.000 


$ 100 000 


S 10C.000 


Middle Hign Science Classroom EXF 


$ 25 000 


s 










Emergency Generator Osgood 


$ 160,000 


s 










BAS (Duilding automation) system for entire town 






S 80 000 








Osgood oavement (new back turn around / walkway) 


S 50,000 


s 










Playground replacement/ repair 


S 75.000 


s 










Ucgrades for harbor masters office (electrical carpentry) 


S 10,000 


S 10,000 










New roof and repairs for lighthouse Keepers storage building 


S 10000 


s 










Middle High Track repair 


S 45.000 


$ 










Bleachers At Alumni field 






S 85 000 








Osgood carpet replacement 






S 25 000 






Town Hall Chiller replacement 








$ 45.000 | 


Town Hall sill replacement 








S 25.000 




Town Hall AC Pasement 








S 15,000 






Town Hali upgraaes windows electrical restroomauditonum 








S 60.000 






Emergency Generator Town Hall 








S 30, COO 






Security System Library (cameras) 










S 50,000 




Security System Town Hall (camera and burglar) 










$ 30.000 





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APPENDIX B 

TOWN OF COHASSET 
FY 2007 TO FY 2011 



Department/Description 


2007 
Request 


2007 
Recomm'd 


2008 
Proposed 


2009 
Proposed 


2010 
Proposed 


2011 
Proposed 


Security System DPW (camera and Durglar) 










S 30,000 


















FACILITIES MANAGEMENT CONTINUED 














Emergency Generator Police 












$ 13000C 


Osgood Krtchen upgrade 












$ 40,0OC 


AC for fitness center at nigh school 












5 22.00C 


Turf Field replacement for Alumni field 












S 750, 00C 


Security System Connection to Gene'ator 






S 30 000 








Maintenance Vehicle | if new maintenance staff hired) 






S 35 000 








Transportation 2 Busses / 1 van 








S 80 000 


5 55 000 


$ 80,00C 


Sub-Total 


$ 1,082,500 


$ 78,000 


$ 355,000 


$ 355,000 


$ 265,000 ; $ 1,122,00C 


PUBLIC WORKS 














Replace 1 995 Chevrolet c-30 dump truck 


$62,000 


$0 










Replace 1995 2500 utility truck 


$40,000 


$40 000 










Refurbish 1985 CAT 950 Loader 






$30,000 








Mowing Macnine 






S30.000 








Replace Sander 






59,000 








Replace 1990 Cheveroiet C-30 








$45,000 






Replace 1 988 Ford Loade r /Backhoe 








$90,000 






Replace 1989 PeterDit 










$100,000 




Replace 1986 Ford dump truck 












S85.00 


Sub-Total 


$102,000 


$40,000 


$69,000 


$135,000 


$100,000 


$85,00 


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 














Equipment purchase & replacement 


$8 600 


$8 600 


$10,000 


S10.000 


$10,000 


S10.00 


Sub-Total 


$8,600 


$8,600 


$10,000 


$10,000 


$10,000 


$10,00 

















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APPENDIX B 

TOWN OF COHASSET 
FY 2007 TO FY 2011 



Department/D es cription 


2007 
Request 


2007 
Recomm'd 


2008 
Proposed 


2009 
Proposed 


2010 
Proposed 


2011 
Proposed 
















HARBORMASTER 














New 28 foot harbormaster boat w/ equipment 


$70000 


$70,000 










Additional docks for Parker Ave & Gov't Island 


$10,000 


$10,000 










40 HP outboard egine for work skiff 






$5,500 








Sub-Total 


$80,000 


$80,000 


$5,500 


$0 


$0 


SO 
















LIBRARY 














Replace 15 Public Computers 


$25 500 


$0 








S25.500 


Replace 6 staff computers 






$10,200 








Replace 6 children's room computers & add 3 








$15,300 






Replace 5 staff computers 










$8,500 




Install Self-Check out Kiosk 






$14,000 








Finish Staff Work Room 








$5,000 






Replace Carpet 








$2,400 






Replace worn Upholstery 










$5,000 




Continue Roof Repair 


$13 000 


$13,000 










Sub-Total 


$38,500 


$13,000 


$24,200 


$22,700 


$13,500 


$25,500 


POLICE DEPARTMENT 














Vehicle Replacement (marked) 


$29,000 


$0 


$58,000 


$29,000 


$58,000 


S29.000 


Vehicle Replacement (unmarked) 








$38,000 




S20,000 


Special Vehicle (4X4) 












S30.000 


Special Vehicle (motorcycle) 


$15,000 


$15,000 










Mobil Data Terminals 


$48,000 


$48000 










Portable Radios 










$90,000 




Dispatch/911 Consoles Replacement 






$150,000 








Police Repeater Update/Refurpish 










$30,000 





124 



APPENDIX B 

TOWN OF COHASSET 
FY 2007 TO FY 2011 



Department/Description 


2007 
Request 


2007 
Recomm'd 


2008 
Proposed 


2009 
Proposed 


2010 
Proposed 


2011 
Proposed 
















POLICE DEPARTMENT CONTINUED 














Seve' & WorKsta:ion Replacement 






$2,500 


S9.000 


$5,000 


$5,000 


Software Upgrades 






$2 500 








Firearms - Handguns 












$12,500 


Firearms - Long Guns 












$3,500 


New Police Station 










S4, 500, 000 




Sub-Total 


$92,000 


$63,000 


$213,000 


$76,000 


$4,683,000 


$100,000 
















FIRE DEPARTMENT 














Ambulance Billing & Reporting System 


S25 000 


S25 000 










Chiefs Vehicle Replacement 


S35 000 


SO 










Amouiance Replacement 


S 150 000 


SO 










Engine Two Replacement 






S340 000 








Ar Compressor 








S50.000 






Equipment Trailer 








$25,000 






jaws o' Life 










S25.000 




Hose Replacement 






$25 0001 






Sub-Total 


$210,000 


$25,000 


S365.000 


$75,000 


$25,000 


$0 
















GRAND TOTAL 


$1,613,600 


$307,600 


$1,041,700 


$673,700 


$5,096,500 


$1,342,500 



125 



VITAL STATISTICS - 2006 

Record of birth, marriage and death records in the Town of Cohasset for 2006 are as 
follows: 

BIRTHS 

The numbers of births recorded were forty-seven males and twenty-three females. 

MARRIAGES 

The total of marriages was twenty-eight. Nineteen of those were solemnized in Cohasset 
during the current year. 

DEATHS 

The total number of deaths was seventy-nine including residents of Cohasset who died 
elsewhere and non-residents who died in Cohasset. 



126 



PROSPECTIVE JUROR LIST 

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 234 A, Section 15, the Prospective 
Juror List is available in the Town Clerk's office with the names of those residents who 
may be summoned for juror service. 

This information is available for public inspection during normal office hours. 

Respectfully submitted. 



Marion L. Douglas 
Town Clerk 



127 



TOWN ACCOUNTANT 

Submitted herewith is my annual report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006. 
This report includes the following: 

GENERAL FUND 

1 . Historical Data 

2. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

4. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 

5. Statement of Revenues, Budget vs. Actual 

6. Statement of State and County Assessments 
SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 
Town Special Revenue Funds 

3. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance, 

School Special Revenue Funds 
SEWER FUNDS - NORTH AND CENTRAL COHASSET 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 

3 . Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
WATER FUND 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Retained Earnings 

3. Report of Appropriations and Expenditures 
CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 

1. Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
TRUST FUNDS 

1 . Balance Sheet (Combined) 

2. Statement of Revenues, Expenditures and Changes in Fund Balance 
LONG TERM DEBT GROUP OF ACCOUNTS 

1 . Statement of Long Term Debt 

2. Statement of Debt Authorized and Unissued 
OTHER REPORTS 

1. Schedule of Reserve Fund Transfers 

2. Community Preservation Fund 

3. Schedule of Wages and Salaries Paid 

Respectfully Submitted, 
J. Michael Buckley 



128 



SUMMARY OF HISTORICAL FINANCIAL DATA 



TAX RATE 



2001 


14.59 


2002 


11.48 


2003 


11.99 


2004 


11.89 


2005 


10.44 


2006 


10.84 


2007 


10.50 




TAX LEVY 


2001 


16.123.132 


2002 


17,871,592 


2003 


19,217,733 


2004 


20,572,805 


2005 


22,779,398 


2006 


23,556,917 


2007 


24,402,315 




AVERAGE 




SINGLE FAMILY TAX BILL 


2001 


5,772 


2002 


6.437 


2003 


6,909 


2004 


7,396 


2005 


7,804 


2006 


8,442 


2007 


8,664 




FREE CASH 



TOWN VALUATION 

1,105,081,000 
1,556,758,883 
1,602,813,423 
1,730,261,119 
2,086.149,189 
2,173.147,423 
2,324,029,983 

OPERATING BUDGET 

23,577,313 
26,132,418 
26,954.203 
28,112,193 
29,784,963 
31,724,742 
33,174,703 



STATE AID (1) 

1 ,489,049 
1,544,535 
1,491,660 

915,942 

927,721 

910,613 
1.117.164 

STABILIZATION FUND (1)(2) 



2001 
2002 
2003 
2004 
2005 
2006 



1,574,628 

1,106,473 

937,302 

346,818 

737,226 

1.007.767 



438,199 
,035,146 
921,309 
492,660 
38,962 
42,781 



(1) Unrestricted 

(2) S505,143 added on November 13, 2006. 



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STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES 
AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 
GENERAL FUND 
FISCAL YEAR 2006 



Revenue: 

Property Taxes 
State Aid 
Excise Taxes 
Other Local Receipts 

Total Revenue 

Less: 

Expenditures: 
General Government 
Public Safety 
Schools 
Public Works 
Public Health 
Human Services 
Culture & Recreation 
Debt Service 

Employee Benefits & Insurance 
State and County Assessments 

Total Expenditures 

Encumbrances: 
Encumbrances 
Encumbrances-Prior Year 

Total Encumbrances 

Other Financing Sources (Uses) 
Operating Transfers In 
Operating Transfers Out 
Appropriation Deficits (net) 
Miscellaneous Adjustments 

Total Financing Sources (Uses) 

Excess of Revenues Over Expenditures 

Unreserved Fund Balance July 1 , 2005 

Unreserved Fund Balance June 30, 2006 



23,651,327 
2,316,453 
1,226,999 
2,200.899 



1,319,559 

3,873,292 

12,484,711 

1,932,702 

132,464 

161,951 

569,236 

4,685,251 

3,374,604 

890,940 



998,453 
(1,153,641) 



223.875 
(15,024) 
(21,011) 
(37,749) 



29,395,678 



29,424,710 



(155.188) 



150,091 

276,247 

967,072 

$1,243,319 

1,243,319 



133 



TOWN OF COHASSET 






FISCAL YEAR 2006 REVENUE 






BUDGET vs. ACTUAL 












% 






Budget 


Actual 


Uncollected 


Collected 






TAX LEVY 












Real Estate 


23,425,104 


23,269,749 


(155.355) 


99.3% 


Personal Property 


131.814 


129,314 


(2,500) 


98.1% 


Pro Forma Tax 


- 


- 




- 


Tax Liens 


- 


118,773 


118.773 


- 


Rollback Tax 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 Deferred Tax 


- 


104,358 


104.358 


- 




Total Tax Levy 


23,556,918 


23,622,195 


65,277 


100.3% 














STATE AID 






















School Chapter 70 


1,220,623 


1.220,623 


- 


100.0% 


School Construction 


503,700 


503,700 


- 


100.0% 


Additional Assistance 


166,099 


166.099 


- 


100.0% 


Lottery 


404.930 


404,930 


- 


100.0% 


Veterans' Exemptions 


7.150 


8.032 


882 


112.3% 


1 Elderly Exemptions 


6,526 


6,638 


112 


101.7% 


Veterans' Benefits 


- 


148 


148 


- 


Charter School Reimb. 


5,812 


6,283 


471 


108.1% 






Total State Aid 


2,314,840 


2.316,453 


1,613 


100.1% 
















LOCAL RECEIPTS 














Motor Vehicle Excise 


1,147,794 


1,219,177 


71.383 


106.2% 


Boat Excise 


6,500 


7,822 


1,322 


120.3% 


Betterments - Sewer 


495,000 


493,790 


(1,210) 


99.8% 


Committed Interest 


65,000 


61,715 


(3,285) 


94.9% 


Penalty & Interest on Taxes - 




1 Property Taxes 


50,000 


64.352 


14,352 


128.7% 


Liens 


55,000 


102,179 


47,179 


185.8% 


Excise 


5.000 


5,028 


28 


100.6% 


Facility Stickers 


80,000 


106,019 


26,019 


132.5% 


Trash Bags 


100,000 


123,390 


23,390 


123.4% 


Fees - 






Board Of Selectmen 


3,000 


4,266 


1,266 


142.2% 


Town Clerk 


7.000 


8,100 


1,100 


115.7% 


Treasurer/Collector 


15.000 


24.887 


9,887 


165.9% 


< Assessors 


5,000 


2,926 


(2,074) 


58.5% 


ZBA 


2,500 


2,800 


300 


112.0% 


Planning Board 


5,000 


7,750 


2,750 


155.0% 


Conservation Commission 


6,000 


8.686 


2,686 


144.8% 


Police Dept 


11,000 


13,532 


2.532 


123.0% 




Ambulance 


330,000 


336,583 


6,583 


102.0% 




Fire Department Other 


5,000 


4,619 


(381) 


92.4% 



134 



TOWN OF COHASSET 










FISCAL YEAR 2006 REVENUE 










BUDGET vs. ACTUAL 




















% 






Budqet 


Actual 


Uncollected 


Collected 
















Weights & Measures 


1,000 


1,281 


281 


128.1% 


Dog Officer 


100 


30 


(70) 


30.0% 


Recycling 


8,000 


17.897 


9897 


223.7% 


Public Works 


100 


- 


(100) 


0.0% 


Transfer Station Fees 


4,800 


23,164 


18,364 


482.6% 


School 


- 


1,428 


1,428 


- 


Library Fees 


7,000 


17,205 


10,205 


245.8% 


Cemetery Fees 


15,000 


19,025 


4,025 


126.8% 


Recreation Fees 


70.000 


84.464 


14,464 


120.7% 


Town Rentals 


- 


22,551 


22.551 


- 


iln Lieu of Tax 


- 


- 


- 


- 




Licenses & Permits - 












Board Of Health 


28,000 


23,805 


(4,195) 


85.0% 




Building 


177,757 


247,270 


59.513 


139.1% 




Plumbing 


8 000 


12 966 


4,966 


162 1% 




Gas 


4000 


5,104 


1,104 


127 6% 




Electrical 


13.000 


27 580 


14.580 


212.2% 


Dog 


6.000 


6,058 


58 


101.0% 


Alcoholic Beverage 


18.000 


21,245 


3,245 


118.0% 


Selectmen Other 


3,000 


5,223 


2,223 


174.1% 


Selectmen Road Openings 


1,000 


1.975 


975 


197.5% 


| Unclassified 


- 


3,019 


3.019 


- 


I Fines & Forfeits - 








, , 


Parking 


15.000 


23,648 


8.648 


157.7% 




Court Fines 


5,000 


4,740 


(260) 


94.8% 





Registry Fines 


10000 


9,673 


(327) 


96 7% 


Unclaimed Checks 


- 


16,272 


16,272 


- 


Investment Income 


150,000 


183,981 


33,981 


122.7% 


Harbor Fees 


68.000 


79,807 


1 1 ,807 


117.4% 










Total Local Receipts 


3,006,551 


3,457,030 


450,479 


115.0% 












GRAND TOTAL 


28,878,309 


29.395.678 


517,369 


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STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSMENTS 
BUDGET VS ACTUAL 



Account 

County Tax 

Retired Teachers Health Insurance 

Mosquito Control Project 

Air Pollution Control 

Metro Area Planning Council 

Registry Non Renewals 

Mass Bay Transit Authority 

Special Education 

Charter Schools 

Totals 



Estimated 


Actual 


Charges 


Charges 


$89,534 


$89,534 


544.229 


544.229 


29,865 


29,868 


3,043 


3,043 


1,986 


1,987 


5,440 


1,360 


136,210 


136,211 


6,958 


1,245 


83.262 


83,463 


$900,527 


$890,940 



145 



CENTRAL COHASSET SEWER ENTERPRISE FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 



Revenue: 



User Charges 
Connection Fees 
Miscellaneous Revenue 

Total Revenue 

Expenditures 

Depreciation Expense 

Debt Service 

Unpaid Bills 

Transfer to General Fund 

Encumbrances 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Undesignated Fund Balance July 1 2005 

Add Prior year Encumbrances closed 
Transfers from General Fund 

Undesignated Fund Balance June 30, 2006 



702,705 


12,811 



596,593 



22,693 



52,730 

20,429 



715.516 



(692.445) 
23.071 
(23,071) 






NORTH COHASSET SEWER EN'ITiRPRJSE FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES 



Revenue: 

User Charges 
Connection Charges 
Miscellaneous Revenue 

Total Revenue 

Expenditures 
Encumbrances 
Depreciation Expense 
Transfer to General Fund 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Undesignated Fund Balance July 1 , 2005 

Undesignated Fund Balance June 30, 2006 



260,077 

15,000 

1185 



140,492 

3,382 

54 333 

19 500 



276.262 



(217,707) 



58,555 
11.113 
69 668 



146 



WATER SPECIAL REVENUE FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES, EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 



Revenue: 

User Charges (Commitments) 
User Charges (Abatements) 
User Charges (Hingham) 
Water Fees & Services 
Penalties & Interest 
New Services 
Hydrant Charges-Municipal 
Hydrant Charges-Private 

Total Revenue 

Expenditures 
Debt Service 
Depreciation 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 

Retained Earnings July 1, 2005 

Less: Prior Year Accrual 

Retained Earnings June 30, 2006 



2,264,797 
(37,831) 
24,045 
13,711 
33,141 
51,800 
52,091 
10.875 



1 ,222,420 
554,820 
574,294 



2,412,629 



(2,351 ,534) 



61,095 

145,784 



206,879 



147 



COMMUNITY PRESERVATION FUND 
STATEMENT OF REVENUES. EXPENDITURES AND CHANGES IN FUND BALANCE 

Revenue:* 

Surcharge Revenue 2006 300 r 460 

Surcharge Revenue 2005 3.467 

Penallies &• Interest 754 

Investment Income 25.408 

State Distribution 278.306 

Bond & Note Proceeds 



Total Revenue 608.395 

Expenditures 1 34. 1 02 

Encumbrances - Prior Year (130.229) 

Encumbrances 433 . 11 

Total Expenditures & Encumbrances (436.983) 

Excess of Revenue Over Expenditures 1 71 .4 1 2 

Undesignated F.B. July I, 2005 262.978 

Less: Prior Year Accrual 

Undesignated F.B. June 30. 2006 434.390 

"Cash Basis 



148 



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Preset 

Tan taw Ot>bpit»on» tasuad ■ 
H*fl#fty Proprfty 
Hacjarty Property (PUfl) 
Fual Tanas 1 Rsrwaaflonc 
AtMstic Fwds S^ptwem.n* 
AtNatic Faatds Supptsrnsnt (Rati) 
Achlftic F»iat 
Aintctjc PMdc (f««n) 

Public Wortt Cm r»oa 
Public Worts Gang* (Ftafi) 

■; - — i 4 1 

S»w»- I A 1 (R»fi) 

Landfill Capping 

lamsn* CapoinQ p»*n) 

N«w gtamantary tchooJ 

Public Works Garage Wat**- Man 

Public Worti Saraga Supp4a«tam 

Harbor Drvdging 

School Tachnotogy 

I a war 1 I I MW* T t*-37 

Maw Eiamantary Schawl Co*mpla«ot- 

Flood Control 

Harbor Moorings 

Fira Trucks 

Harbor taaoravtaMntf 

tawar l ft l 

Hag arty Prop arty 

Oaaartanantal Eajutamtm 

Caanatary Conatnjcaon 

Forast Avanua S<d*wa.. 

Scrxjoi Pra/vnng 

Scnoo* Construction 

UtDaLaagutFMioi 

Daoartinantal Equaamait 

Ubrary 

Poke* I Fara Station 

CcTrtTblSaiatr Piss* 

>liw Pi BSHRBJ 

fiswar Planrung 



Amount 
of hi sua 



4(4 000 


02/1419* 


«!in 


100104 


399 416 


551W 


90 700 


02/iM»4 


34 453 


100104 


774 000 


oa/ii/94 


I33KT 


10O1-O4 


755 000 


03.16JK 




100104 


70 000 


041SA4 


24 US 


10O1/O4 


1J1S000 


04/1 S/9* 


700 611 


100104 


10-40O00 


10/1 M* 


•0 000 


io/i us. 


730 000 


10/16/94 


74 000 


10/14/94 


100.000 


10/1 VM 


IIIMI 


100*74. 


244(00 


12J01/99 


2*0 000 


120U*. 


•0 000 


1201A79 


140 000 


120100 


1 0S SOO 


72X100 


•0 000 


cmun 


xsooo 


0171(103 


198 000 


01/1402 


750000 


01/14432 


100.000 


01/14402 


144.000 


04/14474 


14.720 000 


04/14474 


114.400 


04/1404 


711000 


0S/I4AM 


640 000 


06/1404 


940 000 


04/1404 


J8 284 


00714X4 


104 210 


04/14474 


132902 


04/I6O4 



14 yn 


400-4 04 


7yn 


3 00026 


10 yn 


4 00.4 46 


15 yn 


4 O0-4J4 


4yn 


i 00 -SCO 


16 yn 


4 00444 


• yn 


200.2 47 


14 yn 


400404 


'771 


2 00425 


20 yn 


4 4441 10 


12 yn 


J 00-3 40 


20 yr«. 


4.044} 10 


12 yr% 


300.140 


16 yn 


3 404 74 


10 yn 


1904 7( 


ttyn 


3*0 4 74 


12 yn 


3 40*74 


*yn 


3*04174 


20 yrx 




14 yn 


3 754 25 


14 yn 


3 7*43* 


• yn. 


3 74424 


6 yr^ 


43041 00 


»VT4. 


430400 


14 yn 


324440 


10 yn 


2 264 10 


4yT4, 


2.24-140 


»m 


224-4 10 


6 yn 


2 26 .140 


20 yn. 


1.004 OO 


20 yn. 


3 -00400 


13 yn. 


1OO40O 


10 yn 


100-400 


17 yn. 


1.00400 


14 yn 


100400 


20 yrt 


1004 00 


2yn 


3.00 


3yn 


3O0J6O 



0745105 

OutlUnAnfl 

Bltonct 



27.000 
116 J11 
4.000 
6.700 
34.443 
66.400 

232 XI 
43 400 

337 .2*9 
H.642 
24 144 

141.340 

700 631 

7*7(000 

34.000 

140.000 
34 000 
3QJ000 

149.041 

160 000 

140 000 
40.000 

140 000 
40.000 
60000 

16(000 
44.000 

470.000 

40OO0 

144.000 
16.144.000 
144.000 
(86 000 
640000 
960 000 
90 0O0 
40.000 
40.000 



cvK Fro* Fvo6 nrot osaoos pyo* 

R«(. Principal Principal SRf Outstanding IntwMI 

ntnctfifl AQOTISorw P»yimra Awwmnf Blljnc* Piymtnt 



77O00 

1636 



4.700 
4*3 






1.1*4 


144 JT3 


«.3»3 





3(2 





294 



243* 



4 141 


22.17. 


MO* 


42*00 





«*** 


3,*** 


3*3.7*2 


9.300 


*.m 


»776 


940 


377 


2S.7W 


to 7 


»».1*0 


•2.1*0 


4.941 


• 43. 


441 OKI 


21.402 


460000 


7.(2*000 


34(773 


(000 


14000 


2.937 


13000 


137.000 


.344 


.000 


30000 


1.4*2 


10O00 


20000 


1140 


4 444 1.441 140.731 


1,771 


W0OO 


134.000 


(.*** 


20000 


140000 


7.310 


to 000 


30 000 


IMS 


45000 


134.000 


(.840 


MM 


40.000 


1JH 


WOOD 


40.000 


1.72* 


30O00 


13(000 


6 900 


44000 





7*4 


•0000 


3*0.000 


14.410 


20000 


20.000 


1.0*0 


10O00 


124.000 


6.076 


644.000 


1S.630.000 


714.343 


14000 


140.000 


(.424 


10*000 


480 000 


26.27* 


40O00 


S 10 000 


23,730 


40000 


870 000 


33.124 


ton 


St .000 


3,913 


SO 000 





1.600 


40000 


40 000 


2,800 



149 



17 retcNT 



Propel 


Amount 


DiicoT 




of tlU>» 


1*1 u* 


J*rr>*r, Brook Flooding 


99.400 


0Brt1»& 


Newtonvffl* Drttnage 


10D.t»0 


osnirtfi 


Ubrwy AMf 


26.000 


OftrttjOS 


Department* l Equipment 


373,000 


osmns 


Little Harttor enemeeflng 


100.000 


ob/max 


King 3tr*#t Land 


400 000 


08/11JO& 


Wrt! Comtf culvert 


26.000 


osn .*» 


TOTALS - TAX LEVY FUNDED 











07(01/06 


FV06 


FY06 




tni.r*ii 


Outstanding 


R«fl- 


Prtnctpw 


T#fTO 


R.t- 


&nl»ntf 


runc>nii 


Addition* 


1»yn 


3 50-4.76 


. 




95.400 


lOytv 


3 SO J 76 


• 




1O0GO0 


4yr. 


3 50.1 76 
3 60-476 


" 




23.900 
373.0OC 


Syr* 


UM1I 


• 




1O0.GO0 


1Tyf». 


MMJI 


- 




4O0.BJC 


3 yre 


3SO-4.76 


. 




26.000 



fV06 FY06 06S0fl€ FYTJ6 

Prvicipat SRF Outittnatrtfl Interest 

Payment Antstance fiSSS .,-■ fo/l 11 * ! ^ 



96.400 


1.040 


100 000 


2.033 


23 600 


466 


373.000 


7.S12 


100 ooo 


2.0S6 


400x»e 


».KS 


26.000 


626 



1118000 1S41.23C 1.961 29.749610 



150 



■ ATEMENT 
FISCAL rt 



amount 
<lm» 



Qua or 
uiut 



07»ux 

interest OutitananQ 
Rite- Banner 



FYOt 

kr', 
nancing 



FY0( 

pnncipai 



FY06 FVO« KOW! FYW 

Principal SRF outstanding mtarost 

Paymrnr Asatatance Banner Piyncrt 



9i.li Pond Sowar »S 000 OCIoAK 

Sawar 1 1 1 (Refi) 137 264 10O1434 

stmts Pond Saw 126 000 1016/96 

Straits Pond SaarwMWPAT 6*43 1SK900 120»« 

Slralls Pond Sowar alV»»AT96J4 16*0.400 12CS/9*. 

B —*WI 6«wsrl»?»vPAT 07-38 (40*00 I2D9798 

Downtown 5«wi'Mwt> AT 96-46 187 400 I20UM 

DgMOMIImrlriWtTIUi SI TOO 1201/M 

B»rto»r.i.«.fMW»T«-IM 16X000 10O6AB 

Dr*wnown3twtrMvvraT9n-106 1(26 000 10OC499 

nn«IP«<IU»KIIW>lTM]Jl t«J)l 110100 

Strain PondSoa»aralV»7>»T*«-34A !0n(X1 11D1O0 

anil: POM M»r HW>>T tUU 60*24 1 11O1O0 

DownlonnSnnrHWFATJS-IO J 2»1 777 11CKB 

Downtown Saw»rUw»>ATS9 I' 1»IH] noict 

Downtown Imr MWCAI 00473 237 045 11/D1Q0 

Downtown 5«w«r btwPST 0O.O4 4 779 346 1ID14X 

Downtown i«wir V 104.500 I2X)1«X 

*M> Pond h.i i r 638 000 12O1B30 

Downtown &«w*r COO 000 01 MAC 
TOTALS - BETTERJIENT8 8 TAX LEVY FUNDED 



20 yn 


4<£4 10 


12 yn 


2 00 J 60 


16 yn 


3»*7f 


20 yn 




20yn 




20 yn 




20 yn 




3D yn 




20 yn 




2D yn 




20 yn 




30 yn 




20 yn 




20 yn 




20 yn 




20 yn 




20 yn 




JOyrc 


4J0-CO0 


20 yn 


1X400 


tftyn 


2 2&-4C0 



(0.(48 

137JS4 

205.000 

1 431 700 

1 256 90C 

(23.200 

13*. (00 

194 00C 

1 29.111 

1 290122 

1 Mi 401 

1 665 966 

472.213 

1921818 

1J24.773 

199. OOC 

3(72(77 

97I.CQ5 

423 974 

480 000 



• I -T 4- 



30 624 




10024 


VT4J 


1.977 




136.287 


4.447 


20 000 




1(6000 


««80 


33.13: 


6S66P 


1 342 900 


17.802 


60 985 


15(27 


1.1(0 2(8 


17016 


29 943 


(.7(7 


584 600 


7 749 


(.(47 


1 953 


130 300 


1.7M 


4457 


7.(43 


1(2.000 


2.413 


54 049 


16 KS 


1 724 603 


16 962 


21 171 


49 148 


1 .211.003 


15.791 


3407I 


(4.319 


1.496 193 


16.2(9 


(USS 


24.100 


1 560 911 


26.822 


6056 


3,917 


4(3.240 


3,776 


77.0(7 


20 474 


1 824 287 


22 129 


30978 


67 032 


1. 131 76* 


22.(47 


73W 


2.105 


188.971 


2.303 


MJOI 


127.4*4 


3 41* 317 


42(46 


66.350 




814,076 


32 610 


28 050 




396 924 


19.510 


40 000 




440 000 


19 980 


174737 


464.402 


18 706 006 


303.810 



WM.Y TrMtmoM Flint 
Land Acquisition fRH*| 
Syflam ftttpain tfM4 
»y««m FUps-n 1M*4< (R«jTi) 
tttariiKjoon SyWMn 

Oyvtcvn (Wtvowin vf*> | 
WOtfPH 

tyttVftl IffllVQYMMtfnt 

Sy«*m improvfjMtnts 
vyHcn (twpfovont 1 
OTALS ■ WATER REVENUE FUNDED 
SRAND TOTAL 



74*0000 


canto* 


• .111.0(0 


10.01/04 


(00 000 


ton 607* 


1.430.»00 


1201/99 


2 4*3 000 


12D14K 


160.000 


01716102 


2.617.000 


0(71 2«4 


2440 000 


06X1O5 


2 000 000 


0B01O5 



34 yrx 


6 00 


( yn 


(JO 


20 rm 


4(64) 10 


13 yn 


2.00-1*0 


19 yn 


3 90*76 


1»yn. 


3 76-6.25 


70 yn 


4 10*00 


16 yn 


2.26-440 


20 yn 


3 00*00 


20 yn 


3 50-175 


20 yn 


3SO-4 76 



511 0OC 

160.000 
24(4(0 

1.111.0*0 
(00 000 
940 000 

1.920,000 
120.000 

2.(17.000 



68.824(74 

66 824874 



73J0O0 
160 000 
133410 

KJN 

60000 
IOOjOOO 
120 000 

10000 

82 O00 
2.145000 

2903000 

6.245 000 726 616 

6 353.000 3342 686 465.263 61 MB 026 



438.000 


26.6*0 





3000 


133.0(0 


9.3(1 


1 -292.9*2 


40,(70 


660 000 


23.7*7 


(40.000 


43.460 


1.(00 000 


87 870 


110.000 


4.746 


243*000 


97 7»» 


2 346 000 


47 433 


2400.000 


69 389 


12933.902 


443.730 


61 3(1 026 


3068148 



151 



C€rfT STAJTMENT 



Amount 
of tome 



0*1 p of 
l»ti*» 





Q?fO1J06 


FYS* 


Frt)6 


interest 


Ouutamiifre 


Ftafl- 


Principal 


F v 


Ba lane* 


nar-emo 


AtMfttort* 



FY06 FY06 0&OQIQ6 

Principal SRF Omatanairrg 

Payment Aea-ltance Balmca 



FYOS 



Tern Dorarv Note* 




Cmstcr SO (SAN) 


cn so 


King Strict L«W 


CP.C 


Irwr PUrrtng 


Sewer 


SaJeRite |MMf «** Study 


Sawer 


USIt Harbor LaaaW 


Sawer 


Dea* Run l Rual Way 


Sewer 


Batlan Preoarty 


Gc-nantl 


jamaa B raoK FisMrig 


General 


Ntwtonvtta 


General 


Co«4 Pro©***/ 


GwwaJ 


Dtpartmaotal £qu>fMB*ftt 


G*"nni 


^amas L an* Eaaaraan* 


General 


Wast Comar Crtfvart 


Ganefi. 


Departmantil EaWtpmal 


Gefkaral 


Scrwal Ptsnrwng 


General 


(Choal ComwxKt&r 


Ganaral 


library 


General 


PVCOrSAM] 


General 


WatarSystaoi 


Water 


water System 


Water 


Watar Sytua 


wr.r 


Water System 


Watar 


Water System 





400.000 
100.000 



211000 
100 £00 
105,000 
400.000 

1B5 000 

64.200 

26 000 

188 000 

234 000 

26 030 005 

26.000 

600.000 

2 900.000 

2400.000 

4D0OOCO 

2.000.000 



TOTALS - TEMPORARY NOTES 





400000 







too 000 





too.ooo 





100.000 


sa.ooc 




60 000 


SO DOC 




40 or. 




261 000 







100000 







100 000 





1.200.000 


1200.000 


400.000 




tesooo 





•92.600 


isieoo 


E4 20C 




2CC00 







168 000 





(9.000 


234000 


65.000 


esse, is' 


25 060000 


6^»».187 




26 D00 





scoooc 


sooooo 


600.000 




2.900.000 







2.400 000 





4.000.030 


4000 .000 


i COO 00C 


2.000.000 


2X00^00 


2.000.000 


1.0OO.OS0 




1MO0OO 


16 574 787 


39 M0 MO 


14 74S.387 
14.74S.S7 



AMOUtfT5 At/TMORiZED AND UNISSUED 






Auth 


Auth 


Protect 


D«» 


Afnoum 


wnHnir MirogtfMnc Plan 


03«7/9S 


200 oa. 


School Renowaon Ptanrtlno 


i2<nas 


234.000 


School Renovations 


03/26X10 


250SO0OO 


K&TA W*U»rvl« 


■i.~'j 


1 200 0CC 


atSTA vmt% 


11r06jO1 


280000 


NmLlbrvy 


03OS430 


:;sooa 


Nm Library 


11054J1 


• rat* 


Wjt«r Syilrrs Nnrjr»r«m4ntE 


11O5J01 


23.762 


Wtf System Hnpfsvtfn«ru 


03 '30 2; 


28.248 


Stww Nmng 


O3/3W02 


61.000 


Stn)fta«a$v« 


wiw 


soo.ooe 


EarMt Property 


11/18X32 


1001000 


Cook Property 


11/17*33 


4£O0.0OC 


Water 8yst*» URfffovcmomt 


03/27834 


21 £82.190 


James Lane Enctvem 


03/27434 


64.200 


Seaveetl Rrptari 


i2rOSJ04 


600 .000 


Water Svattni Improvementa 


«/0B»4 


2000,000 


UfH« Hsrber Sewer 


04/02*6 


12000 000 


Water SyvUrn Itrtproeemenra 


044J2O6 


4.000.000 


Deeo Rem KM M 


04J02/0S 


1.200 000 


jt*« riimmg 


04/028)6 


100.000 


Beecrrwood Street Siaevrafs. 


12>36A>S 


100.000 


Authorteed 1 tintrsuee* 




78J94JK 



152 



TKI'ST ITNI1S 
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN Fl'NI) BALANCE 
FISCAL YEAR 2006 





Balance 


Donations t 


Withdrawals 


Investment 


Due From/ 


Balance 




July 1 


Receejts 




Income 


ao) 


June 30 


PARKS AND PLAYGRCXINOS 










Bikngs Park Puna 


1.7S7 






131 




1889 


BJkngs Common Fund 


1549 






116 




1.664 


H W Wadleigli Parte Fund 


8217 






613 




8,830 


IMinlwr^il Park Fund 


19.671 




4.903 


1.449 


(275) 


15.943 


Edith M. Bates Fund 


9.994 






746 




10.740 


CEMETERIES 














Perpetual Care-Woodude Cemetary 


178.670 




7.743 


13.305 


500 


184 732 


Perpetual Care-Woodside Cemetery (Van) 


40190 






3 411 




43 601 


Perpetual Ceie-Beechwood Cemetery 


11626 


2500 




877 


500 


15 503 


Beechwood Cemetery Association 


1847 






421 




6068 


Estate of Harry E WJOur 


96S2 






723 




10.404 


Charlotte Lincoln Bell Memohal Fund 


42.673 






3.185 




45.858 


Isadora B Newty Fund 


34.252 






2.566 




36.809 


Cedar Street Cemetery 


4 467 






335 




4.822 


SCHOOLS 














Ripley Fund 


8.197 




150 


811 




8658 


James W rechoti Scholarship Fund 


3251 




150 


242 




3.343 


Major WOam Arthur Scholarship Fund 


a 521 




100 


635 




8856 


Aece and Water Shuebruk Scholarship Fund 


126.729 




2.000 


9,376 


(500) 


132604 


WWam Ripley Jr. Affitetie Fund 


19.564 






1462 




21066 


John F Creamer Scholarship Fund 


1.415 






106 




1.621 


Margaret M Hardy Scho4ersha> Fund 


250 404 




7.350 


19660 




261,714 


Helen & Malcom Stevens Sehoranhip Fund 


199 738 




5.000 


14.813 


(3000) 


205.551 


Noel Rpley Scholarship 


54 559 


1.165 




4.076 


(250) 


59.550 


Lanobarr, Schotarship 


11.769 


1.000 




882 


(850) 


12801 


Staunton Scholarship 





1500 




6 




1.506 


CHS Alumni Scholerthtj 





5440 




80 




5.500 


VOLUNTARY CHECKOFF FUNDS 














Scholarship Fund 


2054 


763 




146 





2.963 


Education Fund 


3.186 


564 




240 


1S4 


4.163 


Disabled Seniors Fund 


4 726 


181 




353 


200 


5460 


OTHER 














Staoeuution Fund 


524 485 




485 523 


3819 




42 7B1 


Stabsuauon Fund- Sewer 


463.795 






16.764 




480.659 


Conservabon Fund 


22172 






887 




23.059 


Conservation Fund 


12.974 






968 




13.942 


Beechwood Improvement Association 


13434 




2575 


450 




11.310 


Beechwood BaO Park Fund 


365 






30 




425 


Rebrament Fund 


406 197 






16.060 




420.257 


Retrement Fund 


169114 




80.000 


12.313 




101.427 


Town Pump Maintenance 


2248 






90 




2337 


Reed Corner Trust Fund 


157 






6 




163 


Aits Lottery Fund 


14.333 




8.945 


295 


<3) 


5.680 


Captains' Wafc Fund 


9604 




564 


385 




9 405 


Historical MMary Trust 


778 






58 




836 


Hagerty Trust 


2519 




1.700 


82 




900 


Elder Afhrs Trust Rockland 


12.664 




12398 


890 




1.057 


Elder Aflars Trust Hngham 


31020 






1 169 




32,188 


PAUL PRATT MEMORIAL LBRARY 














Dodge & Cox International Fund 





16.980 




955 




17.935 


T Rone Prce Emerging Markets Fund 





18.990 




(1.385) 




16.615 


T Rowe Price Nam Era Fund 





16 980 




1040 




18.021 


Vanguard Money Market Fund 


1051 




105 


41 




987 


Vanguard Inremabonal Growth Fund 





16.721 




593 




17.314 


Vanguard Star Fund 


421 849 


(64.287) 


29.580 


33.770 




361.752 


Vanguard Wellesley Fund 


404 883 






11.937 


(15.260) 


401.559 


TRUST FUND TOTALS 


3.573128 


16508 


648985 


179.751 


(18785) 


3101.617 



153 



SCHEDULE OF RESERVE FUND TRANSFERS 
FISCAL YEAR 2006 



Appropriation 


07/01/05 


Annual Town Meeting 


125,00000 




Appropriation 


12/05/05 


Special Town Meeting 


109,000.00 








Total Available 


S 


234,000 00 


Selectmen 


07/14/05 


Benchmarking 


(7,500.00) 




Selectmen 


11/24/05 


Holiday Lights 


(3,100 00) 




Library 


12/05/05 


Computer Replacement 


(1,700 00) 




Town Accountant 


02/09/06 


Computer Replacement 


(769 00) 




Facilities 


02/09/06 


Full Time Salaries 


(8,000 00) 




Police 


02/09/06 


Investigative Services 


(3,845.20) 




Town Clerk 


03/29/06 


Election Expenses 


(4,17000) 




Town Accountant 


05/09/06 


Computer Replacement 


(1,400.00) 




Harbormaster 


05/09/06 


General Expenses 


(522.00) 




Harbormaster 


05/09/06 


Department Head 


(3,898.00) 




Fire 


05/09/06 


Sick Leave Buyback 


(13,736.00) 




Legal 


06/30/06 


Tcwn Counsel 


(25100) 








Total Transfers 


$ 


(48,891.20) 






Current Balance 


s 


185,108 80 



154 



WAGES SALARIES PAID 
CALENDER YEAR 3006 



UtfMUM 


FaelNamWM 1 


Prima. » Department 


Groat Pay 


Last Nama 


First NemaM I 


I Primary Department 


Groaa Ray 












QUILL 


MARY E 


board 0* Assessors 


64 254 


ADAMS 


BRIAN 


1 II lm f .: 


67 626 


KRUPCZAK 


OEBRAJ 
ELLEN 


Board or Assessors 


44B96 


LINCOLN 


DEREKA 


Feoutres 


52969 


WAPNEP 


Board of Assessors 


31 .1 59 ■ 


KELLY 


MARKH 


.Facilities 


52 534 


GRANVILLE 


MARY e 


Boaid or Aaaeaeor a 


1300 


EMANUELLO 


an i Hun - i 


IFaoMies 


40,633 


MILLER 


ELSAj 


Board of Assessors 


1200 


LiM66iN 


DAVID J 


Fanlii-es 


15 276 


PA'ROUA 


MICHAEL C 


Board of Assessors 


1200: 


SL'IJJVAN 


DANIEL 


iFaahties 


2.781 












| 


DepertmentTplal 


(44 008 




Papa-imam Tola 


$232,023 












TRAOO 


TARA 


Board of Haanh 


54 819 


l-ncOln 


ROGER W 


Fira Department 


93.775 


FITZSlMMONS 


JUDITH 5 


Board olHaaOh 


4-290 


SI. ODEA. i 


PAULT 


IFire Depenmenl 


66339 


GOD2TK 


JOSEPH R 


Board of Haanh 


24 976 


PROTULIS 


ROBERT = 


F.re Depanmanl 


84 450 


GOOOW1N 


MARY ; 


Buard ol Health 


1207 


SILVIA 


ROBERT D 


Fira Depanmanl 


80,856 










TRASK 


MARK H 


,F,re Depanmont 


78.378 




Department Total 


$122 292 


CURlEY 


JAMES F 


Fire Deponmanl 


77,418 






HER NAM 


JjHN M 


Fire Depanmanl 


nan 


EGAN 


ROBERT M 


Butt nrv. and « 


71 176 


MAHONEY JR 


FRANCIS X 


■Fire Depart men! 


77,041 


NOONAN 


KIANCI ANN 


BrjikitnQ/Ljnd U ao 


3BB70 


SMITH 


DANIEL 


Fw* Depanmanl 


72,434 


=1. :a* 


JOANN 


Buieirno/LandLee 


23 B30 


D2CKRAT 


JOHN J 


IFire Department 


b'J its 


kj IBM 


SANDRAJ 


'■.rii.ic.a-d Jea 


6 942 


FINEGAN 


""■ rMA£ - 


1 tie Depertment 


68,472 


HARRINGTON 


EUZAl-l'-i 3 


Buikling/Lar-d Laa 


354 


HALL 


JAMES 


Fire Department 


68 423 






CIO HI 


JAMESE 


Fire Depanmanl 


67 419 






Depenmenl Tola 


$15197' 


ROSANO 


RANDALL W 


Frto Depenmenl 


66,337 










BELANGER 


RANDY P 


Frre Depanment 


66,671 


sesrrro 


CARL A 


Depi D'PnB'cWoni 


73712. 


RUNEy 


JAMES P 


Fira Deparlmenl 


64 865 


SES-rro 


ANTHONY C 


Depi of Pt/0>rc Worse 


66217 


MORR SON 


LAL'Ra CHRIS 


Fee Depanmanl 


59.037 


LIVINGSTON 


BOYD J 


Dapl olPuoiic Worm 


5B30D 


W37NZLOW 


ERi: w 


F»e Depanmanl 


59.001 


^-AA.,'50'. 


ANO R EW W 


jar' o' PhEE Al-.i 


BW 


= 0*0* 


R6BERT 


Fee Depanmeni 


56 456 


GlARENTE 


CHARGES E 


;.,[>■ ol &WEK A^r.j 


52 4 36 


3URRV 


JAMES L 


F.eDapanmenl 


49.635 


BLTTWAN 


KENNFTm ElARF. 


Jap* ot t-w5if Wo»«s 


43 936 


ALT 


DAVID 


F„e Department 


43 483 


THAYER JP 


KENNETH E 

ROeSRf 


Oar ol Pvr- . A :■•! 
Dapl of PuolK Worss' 


45 243 
44 B24* 


VAFR 
rUNNiriGHAM 


MATTHEW 8 


Frre Depanmanl 


35.561 
34.192 


PCPENBR1NK 


DANIEL 


Prie Depenment 


EDGETT 


PHILIP L 


Depi of Pupie: Wot.e 


tte,n 


MARTIN 


ROBERT 


iFire Depenmenl 


32 17? 


BAKER JR 


GRANVIJ.EC 
HERBERT L 


Dapt of PuolK Wot«s 


44 420 


STARVA3GI 


PETER W 


Fue Depanmanl 


20914 

12:697 


l/^S- 


Dap- of Ruck Worm 


42 678 


-EOnE 


SHARON S 


Frre Depanment 


0URRAY 


CHRISTOPHER 


bap- of Pu&'K Wo**a 


4- 519 


VC*AV 


"HOMAS 


Fra Dapanmaml 


4,615 


EKBOM 


LEO A 


Jarr o'Pvoik Wor-s 


J' 2'. 


MAYNJeRD 


STEVEN L 


I re 1 opanmom 


3.718 


SNOW 


MAI- 1 


Jap' 0* RuO'rc Wo»«* 


33 958 


BROOKE 


WILL AM A 


Fire Depanment 


126 


VANG EL 


LARRY 


Depi of Public Woraa 


14 075 








ZYFJKOWSK) 


S) A'l 


tap- c' Pun .- A area 


- .11.1 




Department Total 


$1 609 650 


U r SMI 


PATRICK 


'rep- r'f'jp'.r W.-r.. 


4 593 








_ANZIl_0~Tl 


DYLAN. 


jap- ci Pub K Works 


1542 


gibbons 


LORREN S 


Harbormaster 


31 796 


Clark 


ANDREW 


Oept of Public Worse 


1 412 


MUNCEY 


jClrtN D 


Merbormesler 


18.892 










JOHNSON 


ROBERT A 


Harbormaster 


4 43B 




:>eoenment 1 ola 


17 4 379 


DUGGAN 


JOSEP" 


.Harbormaster 


3 358 






GILMORE 
BAGGS 


SUSAN 


Hatbormaaier 


1B15 
1.536 




CARCL A 


E»e- Affaxa 


33 578 


ROBERT 


Harbormaster 


BBYANTOf, 


KATr*_EEN fc 


ear Anei's 


32D97 








ELWOPTHv 


UMU 


Eefe. Alfere 


27 633 




Department Total 


$R1 64 5 


iHOPSEFrELC 


maP~h« r 


Eeje. Alte..e 


•95S7" 








SALERNO 


GERTRUDE 


geda-Afl... 


15365 








TEWSSBURY 


HAM-l" DN 1 


Elde. AI1e»e 


9689 








00 NO HUE 


JAMES T 


E»arAna>a 


7413 1 




1 




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JOHN 


EMa.Affa.-a 


3 003 




















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In Fiscal Year 2006, the Town continued to implement the provisions of both MGL 
Chapter 60, Sections 3C and 3D, which allows the Town to include a check-off insert 
with tax bills. As of June 30, 2006, the following funds have been collected: 

Town Scholarship Fund: $ .02 

Local Education Fund: $707.29 

Elderly & Disabled Taxation Fund: $377.03 

The Scholarship Fund will provide secondary school tuition assistance to deserving Town 
residents. These funds will be in addition to scholarships currently available to Town 
residents. 

The Educational Fund will provide supplemental educational funding for Cohasset Public 
Schools. Additionally, funds may be used for existing adult literacy programs. 

The Elderly / Disabled Fund will provide property tax relief for elderly and disabled 
Cohasset taxpayers who meet specific criteria established by the Elderly / Disabled Fund 
Committee. 

Unfortunately the annual donations to these funds have been minimal. Awards from the 
above funds will be made in future years once there are sufficient sums available. 

Also in Fiscal 2006 the Treasurer/Collector's office processed approximately 1 1,958 Real 
Estate tax bills, 492 Personal Property tax bills, 9,196 Motor Vehicle Excise tax bills, 413 
Boat Excise and 10,666 Water/Sewer bills. 

The Treasurer/Collector's office continues to accept tax payments via the internet. To 
pay via the internet simply log onto www.mcc.net , look up your real estate, motor 
vehicle, and or water/sewer bill, and send the payment to the Town either directly from 
your bank account or by credit card. 

Once again considerable efforts were made to contact taxpayers and collect taxes in 
arrears. Tax liens were recorded on all subsequent Fiscal Year 2006 taxes totaling 
26,673.00. Subsequent taxes are those outstanding balances for properties that were 
already in Tax Title. In addition, new Tax Liens were recorded on all outstanding Fiscal 
Year 2005 real estate taxes, totaling 10,828.59. The town received in tax title payment 
the amount of 61,807. 19. 



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Special thanks to Assistant Treasurer-Collector Kathleen McCarthy and Assistant to the 
Treasurer Sandra Parnell, who were instrumental in continuing the progress of the 
department. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Linda M. Litchfield 
Treasurer-Collector 



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RECONCILIATION OF TOWN CASH ACCOUNTS 
JUNE 30. 2006 

Balance in Treasury July 1, 2005 $11,582,286.41 

Receipts $8 6,408,187.68 

Disbursements ($88,213,981.09) 

Balance in Town Treasury June 30, 2006 $9,776,493.00 



Cash on Hand $150.00 

Bank of America 30,398.19 

Eastern Bank 2,137,599.01 

Hingham Institute For Savings 1,625,951.02 

Hingham Institute For Savings - Trust Funds 933,003.47 

Mass. Municipal Depository Trust 366,433.39 

Mass. Municipal Depository Trust - Trust Fundi 95,639.37 

Mellon Bank 573,701.26 

Pilgrim Cooperative Bank 1,101,349.56 

Rockland Trust 761,704.44 

Rockland Trust - Trust Funds 1,203,239.77 

State Street Bank & Trust 40,019.43 

Vanguard Croup - Trust Funds , 907,304.09 



Total Funds in Town Custody $9,776,493.00 



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BOARD OF ASSESSORS 
2006 



The property tax levy is the revenue a community can raise through real and personal 
property taxes. The property tax levy is the largest source of revenue for the Town of 
Cohasset. The property tax levy for Fiscal Year 2006 was $23,556,918.06 representing 
70% of the $33,833,236.06 budget. The residential share of the levy is 93%, while 
commercial, industrial, and personal property account for 7%. 

It is the responsibility of the Assessors' Office to establish fair market value for all 
properties in the Town of Cohasset. During Fiscal Year 2006, the Assessors' Office 
conducted a full interim review of the town. The staff conducted an analysis of all arms- 
length sales that occurred in the town during calendar year 2004, reported sales trends in 
the real estate market, and completely adjusted the land valuation tables, in preparation of 
the Department of Revenue review. The total valuation of the town was $2,173,147,423 
with a tax rate of $10.84 per thousand dollars of assessment. 

In addition to the revaluation of real estate, the Assessors' Office is responsible for the 
assessment and commitment of motor vehicle excise and boat excise, betterment 
assessments, and the collection of new growth based on building construction. During 
2006, the staff conducted field inspections of over 400 building permits in the town of 
Cohasset. 

The Board of Assessors would like to acknowledge Deputy Assessor, Mary Quill, 
Assistant Assessor, Debra Krupczak and Administrative Assistant, Ellen Warner for their 
efforts throughout the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Mary E. Granville, Chairperson 
Michael C. Patrolia, Clerk 
Elsa J. Miller, Member 



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Board of Health Annual Report 
2006 



Board membership re-organized in April 2006. Upon re-organization, Peggy S. 
Chapman, RN remained as Chairperson for the Board with Stephen N. Bobo as Clerk and 
Robin M. Lawrence, DDS became the Member. Joseph R. Godzik, VMD remains as 
Health Agent on a part-time basis with Tara N. Tradd as Office Manager/Health 
Inspector. The public health nurse continues to be Judy Fitzsimmons, RN, assisted by 
Mary Goodwin, RN. 

Through the urging of the Board of Health, Water Resource Protection Committee, 
Health of the Harbor Committee and others, the Board of Selectmen appointed a 
temporary Stormwater Management Commission which will manage all of the Town's 
stormwater issues once it is approved by Town Meeting. Once officially established the 
Commission will relieve the Board of Health of its responsibility for managing the 
stormwater program. The Town's recognition of the serious stormwater and flooding 
issues in the Town were paramount in the decision to establish a Stormwater 
Management Commission. 

The James Brook Non-point Pollution Source Grant from the Mass Coastal Zone 
Management resulted in recording some valuable data for future stormwater pollution 
mitigation. Results of the sampling of thirteen sties along lower James Brook showed 
that stormwater is a major source of pollution from bacteria nutrients and suspended 
solids in James Brook and eventually in Cohasset Harbor. During dry weather, sampling 
from the thirteen sites resulted in bacteria (specifically the enterococci group) counts 
ranging from well below 100 colonies per 100 milliliters to approximately 2400 colonies. 
When sampling occurred during a rain event, the counts ranged from 24,000 colonies per 
100 ml to 240,000 colonies. Enterococci are the bacteria used to determine water quality 
for swimming. Another wet weather sampling event will take place in April 2007. Work 
was accomplished through the volunteer monitoring program of the Center for Student 
Coastal Research (CSCR). Students performed analysis at the CSCR laboratory on 
Parker Avenue. A copy of the final report of the study is available at the Board of Health 
office. Based on the data collected, the following recommendations were submitted: 

1. Placement of Best Management Practices (BMP) to mitigate the pollutants in 
stormwater before the discharge into James Brook. 

2. Investigate potential pollution sources on South Main Street near Summer Street. 

3. Establish low fertilizer application practices in the watershed. 

4. Monitor siltation and erosion controls abutting the MBTA Greenbush 
revitalization project. 



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Water quality testing at Black Rock Beach required the closure of the beach for 
swimming for one day based on one individual sample. Bassing Beach and the Yacht 
Club required the closure of the beach for swimming for a period during the summer. 
While no individual test resulted in closure, a prolonged period of testing resulted in 
exceeding a geometric mean, which also requires closure. The source of this 
microbiological pollution is unknown. 

The Board of Health continues to on its Emergency Preparedness planning. Cohasset is 
in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's (MDPH) Region 4B which consists 
of 27 cities and towns around Boston. The Region has established mutual aid agreements 
among the 27 towns and the City of Boston so that in the event of an emergency; staffing 
levels could be augmented to handle the emergency. The Board also completed its All 
Hazards Emergency Plan and continues to develop its pandemic flu plan. In November 
Cohasset hosted a table top exercise involving six towns: Cohasset, Hanover, Hingham, 
Hull, Scituate and Norwell. The exercise tested emergency planning relating to a large 
scale outbreak of an infectious disease. Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, 
Emergency Management personnel participated as well as representatives of South Shore 
Hospital. A Medical Reserve Corps is also being formed in the Town. Physicians, 
nurses, social workers and other health care professionals have signed up, as well as 
non-medical support persons. More volunteers are needed to carry out emergency plans, 
not just for medical emergencies but also for natural disasters, funding missing persons or 
terror events. 

On September 1 , the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced that the EEE 
virus had been detected in mosquito's pools sampled in Cohasset. No human cases were 
identified. 

The Board of Health held its annual Health Fair at the Second Congregational Church 
this years Fair was a great success over 100 citizens participated. In November and 
December there were over 800 immunization participations in the Medicare 
Reimbursement program for flu and pneumonia immunizations. 

On April 29 th the Board of Health helped sponsor the Girl Scout's Earth Day Cleanup 
that was led by Alison Callahan and resident Bill Burnett. The group rallied over 20 
volunteers and the cleanup was a huge success. , 

The Board continues to work with the School Department on matters pertaining to lead 
and copper in the drinking water, sanitation and air quality in the school buildings and 
advising in the area of distribution. 

In May of this year the Town of Cohasset was transferred from the Northeast Region of 
the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Office to the DEP's Southeast 
Regional office located in Lakeville. 

The Board is grateful to all who assist with programs and clinics through volunteer 
efforts and monetary donations throughout the year. 



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Nursing Services Provided in 2006 



Keep Well Clinics 


162 


Adult Immunization 


865 


Diabetic / Cholesterol Screening 


85 


Health Fair Participants 


100 


Communicable Disease Follow Up 


27 


Home Nursing Visits 


207 


Office Nursing Visits 


760 


Total Nursing Visits 


967 



The Board received the following revenue during 2006: 

Licenses and Permits: $12,735.00 

Witnessing Percolation Testing: $ 1 8,63 1.50 

Disposal System Construction Permit: $3,020.00 

Other $10,618.23- 

PHN Gift Account $1,675.50 , 

Medicare Reimbursement $14,178.08 

Respectfully Submitted: 

Peggy S. Chapman, RN, CS, Chairperson 

Stephen N. Bobo; Clerk 

Robin M. Lawrence, DDS, MPH, Member 



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Cohasset Elder Affairs Annual Report 

Director's Report 
December 31, 2006 



The mission of Cohasset Elder Affairs is to offer outstanding Programs and Services that 
provide for the physical, social, and emotional needs of our older adults by assisting them 
to lead independent, stimulating, and self-reliant lives as members of the Community. 

Our Goals include: 

1. Provide Education for older adults and families on -critical current Senior issues. 

2. Provide Outreach Assistance for seniors unable to come to the Senior Center. 

3. Foster Intergenerational Programs (with other Community Agencies) that will 
enrich the lives of older adults, families and children. 

4. Provide programs that promote healthy life style choices, stimulate the mind, and 
increase laughter. 

Revised by CEA Board of Directors 10/16/2006. 

The guiding force of Cohasset Elder Affairs is its Board of Directors whose 
challenge is to assure that the Mission is being carried out in a fiscally responsible 
manner by the Director of Elder Affairs and the Senior Center Staff. 

FY 2006 Cohasset Elder Affairs experienced the greatest growth in the areas of 
Outreach/ Advocacy and Volunteerism. 

OUTREACH: 

Our Outreach Worker/Shine Councilor (Carol Barrett) Provided 3,742 units of service. 

NOTE: A unit of service is one phone call or visit, assisting with an application and so 
on. 

In addition to her assisting seniors with applying for the correct Medicare Part D 
Programs, fuel assistance and a host of other programs, Carol assigns the Respite Care 
Providers, the Friendly Visitors, and monitors the Telephone Reassurance Program. An 
additional 3,170 units of service were provided by these programs. 

VOLUNTEERISM: 

In FY 2006, the Coordinator of Volunteer Services recruited, trained, placed, and 
supported twenty four new volunteers bringing the total to 145 volunteers ranging from 



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Junior High students through people who are seniors themselves! In FY 2006 these 145 
volunteers donated 5,960 hours at an estimated value of $53,100. Volunteers are the glue 
that allow Senior Centers and Councils on Aging to function and as they are so important 
to Programs going forward, there needs to be a Coordinator of Volunteer Services in 
place. As of 2004, all people who volunteer in a Senior Center must have a Criminal 
Background Check done before they can volunteer. For the Town of Cohasset, the 
Coordinator of Volunteer Services is assigned this very confidential task. 

FY 2006 was very busy for CEA as they sponsored many educational 
opportunities and stimulating lectures for seniors, as well as many fun events; such as, the 
End of Summer Picnic, the Valentine's Tea, Veteran's Day Brunch, Over-Eighty 
Birthday Party, Thanksgiving Dinner at Atlantica and many more. Some new exercise 
programs were offered including Aerobics, Line Dancing, Tai Chi and Arthritis Exercise. 
Many new programs are being planned for FY 2007. 

FISCAL 2006 OPERATING BUDGET DETAIL 

Municipal $158,132.00 (Salaries: $126,972.00 Operating: $31,160.00) 

State F. Grant $ 8,283.00 (Used to pay Publicist) 

Title HID $ 2206.00 (Helping Older Adults Educational Grant) 

Title HIE $ 5000.00 (Respite Care Giver Program Grant) 

In-Kind Donations: Use of Church Halls and Custodial Services, Harborview, 
Cohasset Sailing Club, Atlantica Thanksgiving Dinner, Gourmet Club Meals and 
Volunteer Services = $73,100.00 

The biggest change for Cohasset Elder Affairs FY 2006 was the retirement of the 
Director Kathy Bryanton, who was the first Director of Elder Affairs for the Town of 
Cohasset. As the fairly new Director, I would like to offer my thanks to the CEA Board 
of Directors, the Board of Selectmen, the Town Manager, the CEA Staff, the Friends of 
CEA, and all of the Community Agencies who have been so supportive during the first 
part of FY 2007. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Linda Elworthy 

Director of Cohasset Elder Affairs 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE COHASSET HOUSING AUTHORITY 



The Cohasset Housing Authority is a public agency with a five member Board of 
Commissioners, four of whom stand for town election and the Governor appoints the 
remaining Commissioner. 

Commissioner Term Expires 

Helen C. Nothnagle, Chairman Governor's Appointee 
Christopher Allen, Vice Chairman 2009 

Ann C. Barrett, Treasurer 2008 

Ralph Perroncello, Asst. Treasurer .- 2007 

Susan Sardina 2011 

The Cohasset Housing Authority has a staff of two: 

Catherine M. Luna, Execu-Tech Consultant 
Jill Rosano, Maintenance Supervisor 

According to their bylaws, the Board of Commissioners meets on the fourth Wednesday 
of each month and holds its annual meeting in June. 

Cohasset' s subsidized housing inventory includes 64 state units of Chapter 667 
Elderly/Disabled housing located at Harborview, 60 Elm Street and 1 2 units of Chapter 
689 Special Needs housing located at 72, 74 and 76 Elm Street. The Department of 
Housing and Community Development subsidizes these 76 state units. Our annual 
subsidies are granted upon successful annual, semi-annual, and quarterly reviews of 
management and regulatory compliance. 

Eligibility standards for Harborview include a maximum allowable income of $46,300 
for one person and the age for admission is 60. At the present time there is a waiting list 
of 50, many of whom are Cohasset residents. Local residents under state law have a 
preference on our Wait List. "Local Preference" as defined by state law is "any applicant 
living and/or working in the Town". The Board of Commissioners recommends that 
application for subsidized housing at Harborview be made before the need becomes 
critical. There is approximately a one-year wait for an apartment for a local resident and 
longer for a non-resident. 

Modernization grants for capital improvements are awarded by our funding source, the 
Department of Housing & Community Development. A bond issue, is expected to be 
introduced by the Department to fund projects in the pipeline. Funding has been an issue 
for the Cohasset Housing Authority to rehabilitate the Harborview Complex. The 
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Officials, has recommended that we alert our municipalities and legislatures as to the 
severe budget crisis that exist in public housing today. 

In unprecedented consideration, the Community Preservation Committee entertained 
requests from the Cohasset Housing Authority in the form of needed capital 
improvements. Money from the CPC has funded new intercom/secure door system, 
refrigerators, stoves, lever door handles, water- saver commodes, water-saver 
showerheads and a number of water heaters. This year the town, upon the 
recommendation of the CPC, has awarded the Authority $400,000 in CPC funds towards 
replacing the envelope of the buildings at Harborview. Our deepest gratitude to Taffy 
Nothnagle initiating the process and presenting the application; to the CPC for their 
thoughtful and generous consideration of our needs; to the Selectmen and the Advisory 
Committee for their encouraging support in placing this issue on the Town Meeting 
warrant; and to the citizens attending Town Meeting. Their support in approving the 
requests honors our senior citizens and enhances their quality of life here at Harborview. 

The State's budget this year allowed for a 7% increase. We continue to request 
emergency funding for our complex, as weather and time take their toll. We have 
submitted a budget to the Department of Housing and Community Development that 
indicates our needs which is far greater than the amount the State allows. 

We submitted a Condition Assessment Report (our primary vehicle for grants awarded 
for Capital Improvements) requesting siding, windows and doors for the building 
envelope and it was approved. The Department of Housing and Community Development 
has set a budget of $910,000 to accomplish this task, the $910,000 includes the $400,000 
in CPC funds awarded the Authority. The work has begun; the project has been bid and 
the actual work will be done in the Spring of 2007. 

Our continued gratitude to the Public Works, Police and Fire Departments for their 
continued generosity, insuring the safety of our residents; to the students from Notre 
Dame Academy, the Girl Scout and Brownie troops for always remembering us. We 
thank you. 

The Board of Commissioners continues to pursue its mandate of providing affordable, 
safe, and secure housing and of reviewing and updating regulatory policies/procedures. It 
remains diligent in the research of opportunities to create affordable housing for those 
with the greatest need. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Helen Nothnagle, Chairman 

Christopher Allen, Vice-Chairman 

Ann C. Barrett, Treasurer 

Ralph Perroncello, Assistant Treasurer 

Susan Sardina, Member 



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BUILDING DEPARTMENT ~~ 2006 ANNUAL REPORT 

In 2006, the Building Department issued 419 building permits for over S23 million worth 
of new construction. 

Eight permits were issued for new dwellings on previously undeveloped land, while six 
more permits were for demolition and reconstruction of existing homes. Hundreds more 
were for additions and substantial renovations. 

In addition to permitting, inspections and zoning enforcement, the Building 
Commissioner inspects and certifies the safety of all public buildings and places of 
assembly and seals all measuring devices as the Sealer of Weights and Measures. 

Building Department Issuances & Activity for 2006 



Issuances/ Activity 


Number 


Fees Collected 


Total Construction 
Value 


Building Permits 


419 


$233,653 


> 523,148,669 


Certificates of Inspection 


45 


$ 1,550 




Certificates of Occupancy 


17 


$ 425 




Plumbing Permits 


198 


$ 10,515 




Gas Permits 


179 


$ 5,089 




Weights & Measures Sealing 


22 


S 3,040 


/ 


Totals 


880 


$254,272 


$23,148,669 



As always, I would like to thank all departments, boards and commissions for their 
continued assistance, cooperation and support. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert M. Egan 
Building Commissioner 
Zoning Enforcement Officer 
Sealer of Weights and Measures 



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Planning Board — 2006 Annual Report 

The Cohasset Planning Board, under the authority granted by Massachusetts General 
Law, Chapter 41, Section 81 A-GG (Planning and Subdivision Control Law), and Chapter 
40A (the Zoning Act) is charged with the review of large homes, subdivisions and site 
plan review of various development projects. In addition to these duties the Board 
completed a number of additional planning tasks in 2006. 

The Board conducted hearings on a number of Zoning Articles: 

• For the April 1 , 2006 Annual Town Meeting, the Planning Board conducted public 
hearings for six (6) zoning bylaws warrant articles: 

Article 13: Inclusionary Zoning 
Article 14: Off-Street Parking 
Article 15: SMROD Sunset 
Article 16: Large House Plan Review 
Article 17: Transit Overlay District 
Article 18: Reconciliation 

• For the November 13, 2006 Special Town Meeting, the Planning Board conducted 
public hearings for seven (7) zoning bylaw warrant articles: 

Article 21: SMROD Zoning Bylaw Amendment 

Article 22: Zoning ByLaw Amendment to Section 5.3.1 "TABLE OF AREA 

REGULATIONS DISTRICT R-A COVERAGE BUILDING"^ 
Article 23: Zoning ByLaw Amendment to Section 3.1 "DIVISION INTO' 

DISTRICTS" to add a new zoning district - Village Business District. 
Article 24: Zoning Map Amendment to define the Village Business District 
Article 25: Zoning Bylaw Amendment to Section 5.3.1 TABLES OF AREA 

REGULATIONS, by adding dimensional requirements for the Village 

Business District 
Article 26: Zoning Bylaw Amendment to Section 4.2 PERMITTED USES to 

impose the same use provisions on the Village Business District that 

already apply to the Downtown Business District. 
Article 27: Zoning Bylaw Amendment to Section 7.1 OFF-STREET PARKING, 

LOADING AND DRIVEWAY 

Four subdivision applications were addressed by the Planning Board in 2006. 

• Review and public hearings were conducted for a Definitive Commercial 
Subdivision 

filing for "Scituate Hill," at 215 CJC Highway between Sunrise Assisted Living and the 
Brass Kettle Office Building. In April, 2006, the decision of "approval with conditions" 
was issued for this application, creating four (4), 80,000 SF buildable commercial lots for 
likely warehouse and/or office and retail development. 

• Review and public hearings were continued in 2006 for a Definitive Subdivision 



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application submitted by King Taylor Cohasset LLC for the construction of five (5) new 
homes on 40,000 to 80,000 SF lots on Castle Road/215 South Main Street. This 
property, now named "Manor Way" is bordered by Mendel Road, 1 00 Pond Street and 
the Cedarmere site on Beechwood St. The Definitive Subdivision filing was approved 
with conditions in April, 2006 and is currently being appealed by an abutter. 

• Public Hearings were opened in April, 2006 for the Definitive Subdivision filing 
for 

"The Estates at Castle Hill," 2 1 1 South Main Street. This 4 lot subdivision abuts the 
north boundry of Highland Estates on Beechwood Street and abuts the northeast boundry 
of Manor Way at 215 South Main Street. At the request of the applicant's attorney, an 
extension to January 3 1 , 2007 for the continuation of the public hearings was granted. 

• Public hearings were opened for a Preliminary Subdivision filing for Jerusalem 
Road 

Estates, a 6 residential building lot subdivision at 602 Jerusalem Road. In May, 2006 the 
Planning Board voted unanimously to disapprove this application for reasons including 
but not limited to the fact that: the Planning Board did not deem the location of the access 
to this subdivision off of Black Rock Road, which is a private way, to be suitable for use 
as a public way; concrete engineering data and a concrete plan relative to wastewater 
treatment was lacking; any indications as to the disposition by the Conservation 
Commission relative to the impacts of the Rivers Act were lacking; and, there was a 
general lack of specificity in the application. 

The Board held public hearings on three (3) large home review applications. One 
submission was somewhat controversial as abutters were quite concerned about 
exacerbating existing drainage issues as well as creating new drainage issues on abutter 
properties. The applicant/contractor was particularly sensitive to abutter concerns and to 
Planning Board recommendations, implementing a number of the drainage 
recommendations to remedy existing drainage issues as well as avoid future drainage 
issues. The Planning Board ultimately issued positive recommendations to the Building 
Commissioner to issue building permits for all three large home review applications. 

The Board reviewed and approved with conditions two Site Plan Review Applications: 

• A site plan review was conducted for an expansion of the rest room facilities at 
the 

South Shore Music Circus. Final approval with conditions was issued in May, 2006. 

• Site Plan Review public hearings which began in November 2005 for the 
construction 

of a new 6000 SF retail and warehouse facility as an expansion of the existing Joseph's 
Hardware retail business on CJC Highway, were continued into 2006. A final approval 
with conditions was issued on January 30, 2006. 

A substantial amount of attention was focused on the continued review of the status of 
conditions and progress of projects approved in the previous year(s) including: 

• Highland Estates, the fourteen lot subdivision off Beechwood Street, required 
review 



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of the site work and the subdivision roadway prior to lot releases. In December, 2006, 
three lots were released to Mr. Anthony Nader. 

• Ox Pasture Lane Subdivision off Beechwood Street completed all subdivision 
conditions of approval and received lot releases in August, 2006. 

• Review of the 105 unit Cedarmere Senior Multi-family Residence Development 
off 

Beechwood Street (originally approved in January of 2004) continued in 2006. Many 
meetings were held with representatives from developer Leggat McCall to discuss the 
temporary slow down in development, site stabilization, future construction and 
marketing plans and, better definition of the over 55 age restriction. 

The Board continued its review of the Master Plan as drafted by the Growth and 
Development Committee. Once the Board finalizes its review, a public hearing will be 
advertised to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on a final version of the 
document. 

Additionally, the Planning Board interacted with other committees and Boards on issues 
of mutual interest and/or concern including the Economic Development Committee, the 
Housing Partnership, the Community Preservation Committee, the Alternative Energy 
Committee and the Zoning Advisory Committee. Topics included: Route 3 A corridor 
study; municipal harbor plans; affordable housing; and, promoting economic 
development in the Village, among other things. 

In this very busy year, the Board also conducted the following regular business: 

• Held 19 meetings 

• Reviewed and approved 1 5 Subdivision Approval Not Required applications or 
"Form A - Approval Not Required." 

• Reviewed and offered recommendations on 1 7 special permit or variance applications 
before the Zoning Board of Appeals 

• Reviewed and implemented minor changes to the Large Home Review Rules and 
Regulations 

• Worked with Town Counsel to formulate Rules and Regulations and Application 
packets in anticipation of filings in 2007 for the Transit Overlay District (TOD) and 
Cluster Development planned for the former Cook Estate. 

• Conducted informal discussions during Planning Board meetings relative to: 
developers' interested in the Cook Property; developers' and merchants' interest in 
mixed use buildings in the Village area; and, Mr. Ordelheide's Red Lion Inn expansion 
plans. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alfred S. Moore, Chairperson 
Peter J. Pratt, Vice Chairperson 
Stuart W. Ivimey, Clerk 
Robert H. Sturdy 
Michael R. Westcott 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONSERVATION COMMISSION 



The Cohasset Conservation Commission's bi-monthly meetings were generally scheduled 
to capacity to review a number of applications, including 43 Notices of Intent (NOI) and 
12 Requests for Determination of Applicability (RDA). The Cohasset Conservation 
Commission also conducted a large number of site visits throughout the town. 

In addition to our regular proceedings, several members attended several meetings 
regarding the ongoing issues of Treat's Pond and the Harbor Health Committee for 
Cohasset Harbor. 

The Commission has applied for different grant programs to fix the culvert on Border 
Street and enhance wetland restoration. The culvert is currently not in working order. 

Member Alix White was chosen to begin the process of properly logging all of the 
Conservation restrictions owned by the Commission in to create a maintenance and 
testing plan. 

We also experienced several changes in membership. After many years as Chairman, 
Deborah S. Cook resigned the Chairmanship and David H. Farrag was voted Chairman in 
the Spring. Sarah E. Charron was voted to the Community Preservation Act Board and 
the Stormwater Management Committee Board as the Conservation Commission's 
member. Ross R. Smith resigned his associate membership. Doug B. Wilson and 
Richard C. Perkinson were appointed as Associate Members to the Commission. 

We would also like to thank our agent Paul Shea for all his guidance during this busy 
year. We feel very privileged to have his knowledge and support. 

David H. Farrag, Chairman 

Deborah S. Cook 

Veneta P. Roebuck 

Sarah E. Charron 

Edward S. Graham, Jr. 

Alix P. White 

Richard M. Karoff 

Richard C. Perkinson (Associate) 

Douglas B. Wilson (Associate) 



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SOUTH SHORE RECYCLING COOPERATIVE 
2006 ANNUAL REPORT 



The Town of Cohasset is a member of the South Shore Recycling Cooperative (SSRC), a 
voluntary association of fifteen South Shore towns established by Intermunicipal 
Agreement (IMA) and Special Legislation in 1998. Members of the SSRC are: Abington, 
Cohasset, Duxbury, Hanover, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Kingston, Marshfield, 
Norwell, Plymouth, Rockland, Scituate, Weymouth, and Whitman. 

Representatives from each member town are appointed by the Selectmen.. Cohasset is 
represented by Merle Brown and Arthur Lehr (see attached list, page 5). 

The mission of the SSRC is: "to provide a forum of cooperative management of solid 
waste by members, to assist each member Town to improve the cost-effectiveness of their 
recycling efforts by providing economy of scale while maintaining full control over solid 
waste management; to assist members to improve programs to divert waste materials 
from the waste stream and to reduce the amount and toxicity of wastes; and to provide 
such assistance on an individual basis to each member Town and cooperatively in joint 
programs with other Towns." 

Since 1998, each member town has paid an annual membership fee of $4,000. In 2006 
the SSRC raised a total of $60,000 through these fees, which the SSRC supplemented 
with $14,278.34 in grants from MassDEP and Covanta at SEMASS. Those funds pay for 
the services of the Executive Director and support various solid waste and recycling 
activities during the year to benefit member towns. The SSRC estimates that in 2006 
these activities saved member towns an estimated $154,800, and provided 318 hours 
of direct services to the towns. 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS PRODUCT COLLECTIONS 

The SSRC bid out and awarded a new contract for the collection and disposal of 
household hazardous products this year. By using this regional contract with Clean 
Harbors, Member Towns paid about 27% less than the State contract rates, and avoided 
the administrative time to bid, schedule and publicize them. 2,622 residents attended the 
thirteen collections held in 2006, and Member Towns saved $47,731 for this service. The 
contract also enabled 129 residents and businesses to attend other Member Towns' 
collections using the reciprocal arrangement, which is administered by the Executive 
Director. The SSRC advertised the events with several thousand flyers delivered to the 
town halls and libraries, and ongoing press releases in all local papers, on cable TV and 
the radio. The Executive Director attended and helped run ten of the collections, handed 
out paint stirrers with cost saving instructions on latex paint disposal, provided signs and 
calculated the proper billing for the vendor to ensure that discounts and allowances were 
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SPECIAL AND DIFFICULT TO MANAGE WASTE 

Construction and Bulky Waste 

By using an arrangement facilitated by the SSRC with the Bourne ISWMF, Member 
Towns enjoyed a disposal rate of $70-75/ton for construction and bulky waste, which is 
$12.50/ton less than the gate fee. With generation of 7,533 tons, Member Towns saved 
$94,165. 

Mattresses 

Cohasset, Hanover and Kingston save on mattress recycling by using an SSRC arranged 
program with Miller Recycling in Plainville to transport and process mattresses for 
$14/each, including container rental. This arrangement saved the three participating 
towns approximately $11,900 on the 1,698 mattresses they collected. 

Compost and Brush 

The SSRC contracts for brush grinding, compost screening and chip removal, 

awarded to Letourneau Corp. and Lion's Head Organics in CY05, were used by six of 
our towns for 35 days. 

Mercury Bearing Waste 

The SSRC helped the thirteen member towns that have contracts with SEMASS to 
maximize their benefits from the Material Separation Plan (MSP), including the 
provision by SEMASS of digital thermometers for exchange, reimbursement for mercury 
disposal costs, and outreach assistance (HHP flyers, radio ads) valued at approximately 
$7,000. These programs removed about 100 lbs. of mercury from the waste stream. 

Paper 

The SSRC facilitated the siting of 76 Abitibi Paper Retriever containers at public and 
private entities in thirteen of our towns. In 2006, they captured an additional 406 tons of 
paper, and returned $2,217 to the municipalities and local organizations. 

Textiles 

The SSRC introduced Bay State Textiles, which pays $50/ton for used clothing and 
textiles, to the managers. Their competitors pay nothing, and service isn't always good. 
Five towns recycled 246 tons of material through them, for which they were paid 
$12,319. 

Books 

The SSRC introduced GotBooks, which pays $ 1 00/ton for used books and other media, 
to the managers. Several towns set up book collections through them.. 

PUBLIC OUTREACH: 

Recycle More Paper campaign 

The SSRC was awarded a Municipal Waste Reduction grant of $13,000 plus 80 hours of 
Technical Assistance from MassDEP for a paper recovery outreach campaign which 
resulted in an annualized reduction in trash of over 2,500 tons. Through the grant, the 
amount of recyclable paper that each of the fifteen towns was disposing (30,000 tons per 
year altogether, or about 62%), how much the waste was costing the towns (over $2 



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million/year) was estimated and published by the local and regional press Signs and 
banners also informed residents of the magnitude and cost of the waste, and six local 
paper shredding events, advertised in the local 

papers and radio, emphasized the scope of paper products that are recyclable. The towns 
recovered 106 more tons of paper in the month of June than in the previous June. 

Bill Inserts 

The Executive Director designed, customized and/or arranged for printing of "Recycle 
More Paper" bill sniffers for Abington, Duxbury, Hingham, Kingston, Marshfield, 
Plymouth and Weymouth. This service is available to any member town that requests it. 
A template is included in this report. 

Radio Ads 

The SSRC produced 8 more radio ads promoting recycling and waste reduction, in 
addition to the 16 recorded in 2005. Together they were broadcast over 400 times on 
WATD 95.9 fin (Marshfield), WPLM 99.1 fm (Plymouth) and WJDA 1300 am 
(Quincy) throughout the year. The SSRC obtained sponsorship from Covanta at 
SEMASS to cover 1/3 of the airtime cost for the ads. We also partnered with the North 
and South River Watershed Association for reduced airtime costs on WATD. Total cost 
was $9,505. 

Newspaper Contacts 

The SSRC releases articles and provides information to the local press about waste 
reduction and recycling, and the proper disposal of hazardous waste. 

Resident Contacts 

The Executive Director fielded 110 calls from Member Towns' residents in CY06 to 
answer questions, mostly about hazardous and difficult to manage product disposal. 

Website 

ssrc.info provides town-specific recycling information, household hazardous product 
collection information, SSRC meeting minutes and annual reports, press releases, a 
quarterly newsletter, and links to other sites. 

Marshfield Fair Recycling 

With assistance from the Mass. DEP and the Town of Marshfield, the SSRC worked with 
event organizers to continue event recycling programs at the Marshfield Fair. While 
public education was the main benefit, five tons of material was also diverted from the 
trash for recycling, and another ton was composted. Recycling containers from a 
previous grant are available for loan to all Member Town events. 

ADVICE, ASSISTANCE AND NETWORKING. 

The Executive Director's help is frequently sought by the solid waste managers on such 
issues as curbside contracting, disposal of special wastes, alternative vendors for different 
materials, regulations and accessing grants. She maintains regular contact with the solid 
waste managers from each town to stay up to date on their programs, update them on 
current trends, and advise on specific needs each town had. She attended Board/ 
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Hingham source public space containers, Hull with a recycling RFQ, Marshfield with 
school tonnage tracking, Norwell on several difficult to manage wastes, Plymouth with 
data, Rockland with contract advice on recycling and hot loads, and Scituate on 
compliance with the new regulations. 

She also provided the MSW managers with a nine page directory of service providers. 

Quarterly Newsletter 

The SSRC publishes a newsletter filled with information of immediate interest to the 
South Shore solid waste community, including local solid waste news, regulatory and 
legislative proposals, meetings and seminars. The newsletter is circulated to over 350 
town officials, legislators, regulators and volunteers, and is posted online at ssrc.info. 

Monthly Meetings 

The SSRC provides valuable networking opportunities and information sharing at our 
well-attended Solid Waste Manager meetings, at which solid waste collection, disposal 
and recycling service, pricing and proposed laws and regulations are discussed among 
member towns. Guest speakers provide information on subjects of interest to the local 
MSW community, including special waste disposal, regulatory compliance, legislative 
and budget issues, and grant assistance. 

ADVOCACY 

The Executive Director, who has also elected President of MassRecycle in May 2005, 
drafted legislation that would benefit municipal solid waste programs at Senator 
Creedon's request, and met with key legislators to provide input on that and other state 
solid waste issues. She also attended policy meetings, forums and conferences hosted by 
MassDEP, Solid Waste Association of North America, the Council of SEMASS 
Communities, MassRecycle, and the Northeast Resource Recovery Association. In her 
capacity as MassRecycle President, she was appointed to and attends Mass. DEP Solid 
Waste Advisory Committee meetings. She shares what she learns with the Managers, and 
relays the Managers' concerns to the professional and State organizations and regulators. 

The SSRC held a Legislative Breakfast in May at which Sen. Robert Hedlund (R- 
Weymouth) was recognized with our "Environmental Hero" award for his sponsorship 
and support of bills and budget items that promote waste reduction, and his role in the 
creation of the SSRC. Rep. Frank Smizik, the Chairman of the Committee on 
Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, also spoke at the event. 

The SSRC exists to serve its member towns by facilitating their solid waste disposal and 
recycling functions. It always welcomes suggestions on how it can better serve its 
Members. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Merle Brown, SSRC Chairman and Arthur Lehr, Community Advisor 

Prepared by Claire Sullivan, Executive Director, South Shore Recycling Cooperative 



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Cohasset Alternative Energy Committee 

2006 Committee Report 

Committee Members 

Mike Bliss 

Barbara Buckley 

Rod Hobson 

Bob Kinscherf 

Luciano Lauretti 

Paul Lualdi 

Jim Shipsky 

Mimi White 

Andrew Willard - Chair 

Overview 

There were four primary areas of focus in 2006: MET Tower Placement, Information 
gathering from commercial firms, funding for Energy Consultant/Advocate, and 
information gathering from town committees. 

As 2006 ended the committee received word of a January placement of the MET Tower, 
town approval for hiring a part-time Energy Consultant/Advocate, and support from all 
town committees we approached for support. 

Details 

Met Tower Placement: 

At the end of 2005 the AEC and the Board of Selectman held a joint meeting with 
Massachusetts Technology Council. Following this meeting the MTC committed to 
performing town wide site audit for placement locations for a MET Tower and Turbines. 
The report issued by the UMass Renewable Energy Lab in February showed several 
locations suitable for large scale turbines including the transfer station, mid/high school, 
and Turkey Hill. Only Turkey Hill was found to be usable for a MET Tower. 

Through the summer and fall members of the AEC met with the BOS, Conservation 
Commission, MTC, UMass, and the Trustees of Reservation to obtain permission for use 
of the conservation land on Turkey Hill. In October the use was finalized between all 
parties and a site visit for tower location was performed in November. Final sign off of 
the MET location was reached in late December and install will take place in January 
2007. 

Once placed, the MET tower will record wind data for 12 months. This data will then be 
analyzed and correlated to wind tables and other data loggers to create a fmal report on 
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Energy Consultant/Advocate 

The committee felt professional assistance would be needed when it came time to apply 
for funding grants, write RFP's for turbine placement and coordinate energy audits of 
town facilities. The committee then worked with Town Management to craft the needed 
wording for placement on the Special Town Meeting in the fall. Once the warrant article 
was drafted the committee performed community out reach to gather feedback and 
support from other committees and town members. Two public forums were held prior 
to town meeting. Additionally the committee met with the BOS, Advisory Committee, 
School Committee, Conservation Commission, Cohasset Rotary Club, and filmed a 
segment for "Our Town". 

At town meeting the committee presented the warrant and the funding was approved. 
The position will be posted in early 2007. 

Meetings with Private firms 

Each month the AEC invited a variety of local and national firms to present outlines of 
their work in the field of Alternative Energy. The firms met with included: 

Oak Creek Energy - CA 

Suitable Resources Group - MA 

Hull Light and Power - MA 

Acela Energy Group- MA 

Patriot Renewables - MA 

UMass Renewable Energy Labs - MA 

Mass Technology Council - MA 

Scituate Alterative Energy Committee - MA 

Wind Works/ J.P. Slayer & Assoc - MA/Iowa 

Graham Waste - MA 

Cohasset Economic Development Committee - MA 

Trustees of Reservation - MA 

2007 

In to 2007 we have several new projects to focus on including: 

-Fill one open position on the committee 

-Hire the Energy Consultant/Advocate 

-Oversee the install of the MET Tower and the monthly data collection 

-Drafting of new "Wind Energy Production Overlay District" zone laws 

-Passing of zoning overlay laws at Special Town meeting in the fall. 

-Energy audits of town buildings 

-Drafting of RFP's for turbine placement in town 

Andrew Willard 
Chair 

Cohasset - AEC 
adwillard@earthlink.net 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FIRE / RESCUE DEPARTMENT 

I hereby submit the Annual Report for the Cohasset Fire Department for the year ending 
December 31, 2006 

A statistical analysis of the department responses for the year is as follows: 

Building / Structure Fires 46 

Brush / Outdoor Fires 36 

Motor Vehicle Crashes 125 

Motor Vehicle Fires 8 

Medical Emergencies 935 

Investigations 1 84 

Inspections 429 

Assistance 76 

Miscellaneous 444 

TOTAL RESPONSES 2283 

Medical Responses 

Total Responses 935 

Basic Life Support Transports 194 

Advanced Life Support Transports 452 

Mutual Aid Rendered 213 

Mutual Aid Received 118 

Mutual Aid Fire Responses 

Rendered 27 

Received 25 



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APPARATUS 

The Fire Department is currently operating with the following apparatus: 

Engine 1 - 1994 Pierce - 1,750 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 

Engine 2 - 1987 Pierce - 1,250 G.P.M. Pumping Engine 

Engine 3-2001 HME/Central States - 1,250 GPM Pumping Engine 

Ladder 1 - 2004 Pierce - 1 05 Foot Aerial Ladder Truck 

Squad 1 - 2000 Ford - 4 wheel drive - 500 G.P.M. pump 

Rescue 3 - 2001 Ford - E-450 - Ambulance 

Car 20 - 1995 Ford - 4 wheel drive - Command Vehicle 

Rescue Craft - 1993 Avon - 14ft, Inflatable Boat/Trailer 

In the past year three members of the Department retired. 

Chief Roger W. Lincoln was appointed on April 14, 1969 and retired on October 29, 
2006. Chief Lincoln served the Cohasset Fire Department and the citizens of Cohasset 
with honor and dedication for over thirty seven years. 

Captain James Lee Gurry was appointed on December 5, 1973 and retired on June 30, 
2006. Captain Gurry served the Cohasset Fire Department and the citizens of Cohasset 
with honor and dedication for over thirty two years. 

Acting Lieutenant Matthew B. Marr was appointed on November 1, 1976 and retired on 
April 26, 2006. Acting Lieutenant Marr served the Cohasset Fire Department and the 
citizens of Cohasset with honor and dedication for over twenty nine years. 

In conclusion, I would like to extend to the Citizens of Cohasset, Board of Selectmen, 
Town Manager, and Heads and Members of all Town Departments and Committees my 
gratitude and appreciation for their assistance and support. To the Officers and 
Firefighters of the Cohasset Fire Department my sincere thanks for your dedication and 
consummate professionalism while serving the Town of Cohasset. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Robert D. Silvia 

Chief of the Fire Department 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORT 



2006 STATISTICS 



Offense 



Reported 



Robbery 

Assaults 

Breaking and Entering 

Larceny 

Larceny of Motor Vehicle 

Vandalism 

Criminal Complaints Sought 

Motor Vehicle Accidents Investigated 

Motor Vehicle Citations Issued 

Parking Tickets Issued 

Residential & Business Alarms answered 

Stolen Motor Vehicles Recovered 

Emergency and other calls for service 

Department Vehicle Mileage 

Special Details 

Domestic Violence Cases Investigated 

FID Cards Issued 

LTC Issued/Renewed 





10 

36 

101 

2 

112 

76 

147 

1246 

715 

517 

1 

11,585 

108,185 

1,333 

34 

8 

66 



RECORD OF ARRESTS 2006 



Offense 



Male 



Female 



Assault and Battery 

Breaking and Entering 

Operating Under the Influence of Liquor 

Violation of Drug Laws 

Warrants 

Larceny 

Shoplifting 

Minor in Possession of Alcohol 

Motor Vehicle Violation 

Protective Custody 

Malicious Destruction of Property 

Violation of Protective Order 

Failure to Stop for Police 



13 

2 

2 

7 

16 

7 

2 

6 

11 

19 

4 

2 

1 



8 

1 
1 
3 
1 
2 

1 
3 

1 




185 



2 





3 





1 





2 


1 


1 





1 






RECORD OF ARRESTS 2006 - Continued 



Offense Male Female 

Courtesy Booking 
Disorderly Person 
Intimidation of Witness 
Public Drinking 
Threat to do Bodily Harm 
Possession of Firearm 



102 22 



TOTAL 124 



FEES RETURNED TO GENERAL FUND 

Court Fines & Assessments $ 1 6,740.00 

Parking Violations $ 1 6,065.00 

Paid Detail Surcharge $ 1 8,234.70 

License Fees $4,470.00 

Request for Police Reports $779.50 

False Alarms/ Billing $850.00 

TOTAL $57,139.20 



Respectfully submitted, 

James M. Hussey 
Chief of Police 
Cohasset, MA 



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Report of the Office of Emergency Management 

During 2006, emergency preparedness capabilities continued to develop. A MEMA 
(Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency) grant of $12,500 was used to purchase 
additional personal protective equipment for Police, Fire, and DPW employees. 

In January, a tabletop exercise was conducted to access the response capabilities to a 
mass casualty incident. Work continues with new procedures and equipment to address 
several shortcomings. 

Cohasset continues to qualify for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) 
funds by certifying an additional 30 town employees in the National Incident 
Management System (NIMS). 

The Board of Health, in November, conducted a tabletop exercise to test developed plans 
for a pandemic response. This was in conjunction with the Mass Dept of Health, and the 
towns of Hingham, Hull, and Norwell. Cohasset's Board of Health has reactivated a 
network of nearly 70 volunteer medical professionals, and regional training is scheduled 
to begin in 2007. 

As authorized at Town meeting, a mass-calling program has been purchased; Connect- 
CTY will go live in January 2007 with a system commonly referred to as "Reverse 911". 
The program allows town agencies to call the entire population of Cohasset within a few 
minutes with emergency information. 

The volunteer network has been reestablished and the required CERT (Community 
Emergency Response Team) training will begin early 2007, to be coordinated through the 
Fire Department. 

Thank you to all the Town departments for their participation as work continues to 
improve response capabilities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

COHASSET OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

Arthur L. Lehr Jr., Director 

Glenn A. Pratt, Deputy Director 

Roger Lincoln, Chief of Fire Dept (retired 10/06) 

James Hussey, Chief of Police Dept 

Dr. Joseph Godzik, Health Agent 

Robert D. Silvia, Chief of Fire Dept (appointed 12/06) 



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2006 ANNUAL REPORT 
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS 



GENERAL: 

The Department of Public Works is a town service organization responsible for providing 
essential services for the citizens of Cohasset. Services provided by this department 
include construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks and storm drainage 
systems; maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment; maintenance of parks, 
cemeteries, athletic fields and off-street parking facilities; the transfer of public refuse 
and recyclables; snow removal and ice control; maintenance and/or removal of town 
owned trees; filling and maintenance of the fuel tanks. 

In addition to providing routine maintenance throughout the year, the following projects 
were completed by or under the direction of the DP W during the last year: 

Rebuilt or repaired 10 catch basins. 

Dug out the flapper on Atlantic Avenue 36 times to alleviate flooding. 

Rebuilt or replaced various fences. 

Replaced or repaired 47 traffic and street signs and devices. 

In an effort to control algae in Little Harbor, we opened and closed the cat dam gates 
each month from April to December. 

Transferred 1,879 tons of solid waste and 791 tons of C&D. Recycled 827 tons of mixed 
paper products, 196 tons of scrap metals and cans, 48 tons of plastics, 123 tons of glass 
and 900 gallons of waste oil. Over 300 ton of leaves and brush were processed. The 
amount of solid waste and C&D decreased from the previous year as well as the 
recyclables. This could be attributed to more residents using private haulers 

Installed new flapper at Sandy Cove to alleviate flooding. 

Assisted the New England Aquarium with transporting a deceased whale to Woods Hole. 

Cleaned and adjusted the self-regulating tidal gate as required. 

Resolved 8 small drainage problems. 

Repaired a section of abutment at Mill Bridge. 

Removed various dead or diseased trees and planted new trees and shrubs throughout the 
town. 



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Completed the Heather Drive drainage project. 

Resurfaced a portion of Mendel Road with private way funding. 

Conducted and recorded 42 internments at the various town owned cemeteries. 

Prepared $1,325 million Annual Operating Budget and $90 Thousand Capital 
Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2008. 



The Department of Public Works would like to extend our appreciation to all town 
employees, boards and committees for their continued assistance and support during the 
past year. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Carl A. Sestito 
D.P.W. Superintendent 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

December 31, 2006 

2006 was one of the most productive and successful years in the 56-year history 
of the Cohasset Water Department. Some of our most significant accomplishments were: 

• Smart Growth Award. In December the Cohasset Water Department and Norfolk 
Ram LLC (our engineers for the project) were awarded a Smart Growth Award from 
the state Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOE A) for our Raingarden 
Project, which was also featured on the EOEA web page as one of four case histories 
on how to implement a local Low Impact Development Project. 

• Raingarden Project. In 2006 we completed design and awarded the contract to 
construct 26 Raingardens in the Lily Pond Watershed in 2007 to reduce nutrient 
loading and pollutants entering Lily Pond. When the total of about 56 raingardens 
are completed over the next 2 years this project should reduce nutrient loading by 
50% to Lily Pond from the Peppermint Brook watershed. 

• Distribution System Improvements. In 2006 we replaced 6,300 feet (1.2 miles) of 
undersized water mains to improve water service and fire protection throughout 
Cohasset. 

• Land Acquisition to Protect Water Supply. In 2006 wg acquired 32 acres of land 
in the watershed of Lily Pond and the Aaron River Reservoir to prevent future 
development that may threaten drinking water quality. 

• Fluoride Award. In November, the Department received an award from the Center 
for Disease Control (CDC) for exemplary fluoridation practices. 

• Treatment Plant Improvements. Numerous improvements & upgrades to the Lily 
Pond Treatment Plant have led to major improvements in chemical control creating 
more consistent water quality. This is evidenced by our highest ever percent 
removal of Total Organic Carbon or TOC (a precursor for disinfection by products or 
DBPs) on July 20th of 80.8%. The DEP required removal on that day was 50%. 

• Stormwater Committee. The Water Commission provided fmancial assistance to 
the new Stormwater Committee by lending the services of Norfolk Ram until Town 
funding for the Committee could be provided. The Water Commission had a key role 
in the formation of this Committee, which will help to improve drinking water 
quality by establishing a town program to reduce stormwater pollution in the 
watershed of Lily Pond and the Aaron River Reservoir, as well as in the rest of the 
Town. 

WATER COMMISSIONERS. At the April 8, 2006 Town Election, Water 
Commissioner John McNabb was reelected. At the Board's reorganization meeting in 
April, Commissioner Pratt was re-elected as Chairman, Commissioner Nathaniel Palmer 
was elected Vice-Chairman, and Commissioner John McNabb was elected Clerk. 

NEW STAFF. During 2006 we welcomed Barry Bennett as part time meter 
reader, Holly Walsh as a part time office assistant, named Bruce Meehan as Chief Plant 
Operator and hired Jim Brady as an Operator. 

THE COHASSET WATER DEPARTMENT provides water for domestic 
consumption and fire protection to about 90% of the Town of Cohasset. Our service area 
does not include the North Cohasset area, which is serviced by the Aquarion Water 



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Company of Massachusetts (formerly known as the Hingham Mass-American Water 
Company). The Cohasset Water Department system encompasses about 36 miles of water 
mains, 2,431 service connections, and 376 fire hydrants, and 564 valves. 

During 2006, a total of 274,695,753 gallons of water were produced and pumped 
to the distribution system. American Water Services, Inc. continues as the contractor 
responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Water Department under the 
direction and control of the elected Board of Water Commissioners. 

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT. The Water Department is entirely self- 
supporting (as an Enterprise Fund) from user fees and other fees and charges (which does 
not impact non-customers living in North Cohasset who are served by the Aquarion 
Water Company in Hingham), including the $150,000 fire hydrant rental fee from the 
Town. We do not receive any property tax revenue from the Town of Cohasset. In 2006 
we received $86,600 from the sale of 16,007,384 gallons of water to the Linden Ponds 
development in Hingham, which commenced on November 17, 2005 when the Route 3 A 
pump station went online. 

LAND ACQUISITION TO PROTECT WATER SUPPLY In 2006 we 
acquired 32 acres of watershed land to protect water quality of Lily Pond and the Aaron 
River Reservoir. 

• 9.0 acres were purchased in Whitney Woods from Campbell, $170,000, (including 
$120,000 from the Community Preservation Committee) 

• 4.5 acres were received as a donation from the Grovsnor Trust. 

• 2.0 acres were purchased for $4,100, from the Patterson Family. 

• 6.5 acres were acquired in the fee in the Old Road, which helps prevent development 
in the watershed between Lily Pond and Whitney Woods. 

• 10 acres, the Barnes/Babb Parcel, were put under agreement. 

These land acquisitions represent long term protection for the integrity of the Town of 
Cohasset public drinking water supply for decades to come and are some of the most 
important accomplishments of the Water Department in the past twenty-five years. 

SRF LOW INTEREST LOANS. Our loan applications for $20 million for the 
Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) program and $497,500 for the Clean Water 
Act SRF program were approved by the state in 2004. The Drinking Water SRF projects 
are planned to be completed over the next 6 years. The Clean Water SRF projects, which 
will retrofit stormwater structures and make landscape improvements to reduce pollutant 
loading into Lily Pond and the Aaron River Reservoir, will be completed over the next 2 
years. These 2% low interest loans save money for our ratepayers by allowing the Water 
Dept. to make water system improvements at a lower interest cost than the 5% interest 
rate we would otherwise be paying for capital improvement loans. 

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS. In 2006, continuing our long 
range water distribution system capital improvements plan first prepared by Tutela 
Engineering in 1996, we installed a total of 6,300 feet (1.2 miles) of water mains: 

• Pond Street - 2,500 feet to replace undersized water mains and curb-to-curb paving 
with overlay of sidewalks. Added many new services. 

• South Main Street/Summer Street/Spring Street - 1,600 feet to replace undersized 
water mains 

• New water main on South Main to Sestito Lane with curb-to-curb paving and 
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Sestito Lane - 800 feet of new water mains, completing loop to 1 00 Pond St 

Gammons Road - installed 1,700 feet of water main to replace undersized water 

mains, with base coat of paving, to be completed next spring. 

300 feet of new water main on Highland Ave. 

800 feet of new water main on Cedar Lane with curb-to-curb paving and all new 

services. 

350 feet of new water main on Whitehead Road. 

Prepared Brook St. and Elm St. with new services for the Town to complete the 

downtown renovation project. 

New 12" crossings under Route 3-A with water pipe for Joseph's Hardware and the 

Village Greenery. 

Construction oversight on Highland Estates and on Cedarmere. 

Many new water main tie-ins under the "T" crossings at Lower King St., Sohier St., 

Pond St., Pleasant St. Lincoln Lane (sleeve only,) Sestito Lane Crossing, Beechwood 

St. (sleeve only) and other small crossings. 

• Gate Valves: In March of 2006 we completed a full gate exercise program of 
virtually every valve in the system. 

We also replaced aged service connections and fire hydrants in the downtown 
area. We have coordinated our construction schedule with the ongoing Greenbush rail 
line reconstruction and the Downtown Revitalization Project 

We repaired 13 leaks in 2006, including 3 main breaks, 5 main or service breaks 
caused by contractors and 7 leaks on customer service lines 

In the 12 years since the water emergency in 1994, caused because of problems in 
the distribution system, we have replaced or rehabilitated 16.3 miles or about 45% of the 
36 miles of water mains in the distribution, which has improved water service throughout 
Cohasset and has resulted in major measurable improvements in public safety by 
increasing fire flows in fire hydrants. 

GIS/GPS and SCAD A. Recently, we purchased a web based GIS/GPS system, 
which will allow us to locate and map all our underground pipes and valves very 
accurately. Previously, records of locations of pipes and valves were measured relative to 
buildings, telephone poles and trees, which can change over the decade. Environmental 
Partners, a firm with expertise in this field, is coordinating the project, which when 
completed will be a complete Geographic Information System map of the town 
infrastructure that can be used by the Water Department and the rest of the Town. 

WATER STORAGE TANKS. We installed Storage Tank Mixers in the Bear 
Hill Tank, after draining and cleaning out the tank. Once the mixers are in place they will 
prevent stratification, improve microbiological quality, and lower the average age of the 
water inside the storage tank. Also, Bear Hill tank had new manholes installed. 

FIRE HYDRANTS & VALVES. In 2006 we replaced 6 fire hydrants, installed 
12 new hydrants, and painted 59 hydrants. We replaced 11 gate valves and installed 9 
new gate valves. 

LILY POND TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS. In 2006, we 
completed the following improvements at the Plant: 

• Installed new very high efficient boilers. 

• Painting the offices. 

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• All area lighting was repaired and new lighting was installed. 

• Design and review of the intake structure which will be constructed next spring. 

• New septic pumps were installed 

• New chlorine pumps and piping were installed 

• New lime feed equipment were installed 

• Installed 3 new Chlorine Analyzers, 2 new pH Analyzers, 1 1 new Differential 
Pressure Cells (more accurate flow transmission), and 6 new chemical feed pumps 
and drives. 

• Plant Effluent Venturi (flow meter) was installed (completed 1/06), which will 
provide more accurate plant effluent flow. 

• One raw water pump and one raw water motor were replaced. 

• Hydrated Lime Chemical Feed system (Completed 1 2/06), which will provide more 
accurate coagulation and more consistent corrosion control. 

• Repaired the Jockey Pump (Low-flow High-lift pump), Raw water pump, Chlorine 
booster pumps and piping, and Chlorine gas piping. 

• Improved the Supervisory Control and Data Automation (SCADA) System - 
Chemical Systems (Completed 3/06) New wiring for each chemical system which 
allows a new SCADA PC to control each chemical system and dosages 
automatically. 

Also, in 2006 Weston & Sampson completed the design of the following needed 
improvements to the Treatment Plant in 2007 as part of the Drinking Water SRF loan 
program: 

• In-pond aeration system, which will improve the water quality and ecological health 
of Lily Pond. In particular, the aeration system will help to reduce elevated levels of 
manganese in Lily Pond. Currently we use potassium permanganate, which helps to 
remove the manganese, but has not totally remedied the concern because a longer 
detention time is needed than is allowed by our current treatment process. 

• Raw water meter replacement to improve flow recording accuracy and to upgrade 
original equipment. 

• Installation of a filter air scour system to better clean the filters. 

• Rapid mixers replacement for greater mixing capabilities as they are variable speed. 

• Improvements to the lagoons and installation of a third lagoon to better handle 
residuals from the treatment plant. 

• Microscreens replacement with new screens equipped with an air burst system at 
intake structure to allow operators to remove vegetation from intake screens 
remotely. 

• Bar rack replacement at intake structure to reduce opening size and reduce the 
amount of vegetation that enters the intake structure. 

• Other intake structure improvements, which include installation of a new sluice gate 
and a new building to better secure the intake structure. 

TREATMENT PLANT OPTIMIZATION. During 2006 the Water 
Commission and American Water have continued to re-evaluate and make numerous 
improvements to the operation of the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant. This optimization 
process is aimed at continually reviewing operational data and the performance of each 
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another. These steps include raw water intake and rapid mixing, flocculation; which 
gently mixes the coagulant treated water necessary to cause the undesirable material to 
settle out of the water, sedimentation; which maximizes the settling of the undesirable 
matter and lastly through the filtration process itself. The focus of the optimization effort 
has been to achieve the maximum possible treatment levels within the physical 
constraints of the existing facilities. 

The optimization process has led to initiation of process improvements such as 
adding ferric chloride, liquid polymer addition, potassium permanganate addition, and 
several instrumentation and control improvements. In addition, process control through 
increased laboratory testing and process monitoring has been increased. The changes, 
first to enhanced coagulation using aluminum sulfate and then to the upgrade and full- 
scale pilot testing (following application to and approval by the DEP) of polyaluminum 
chloride have all been supported by these improvements. We also performed studies to 
optimize corrosion control. It appears that Polyaluminum Chloride and Ferric Chloride 
continue to be very effective as coagulants in removing TOC and reducing production of 
Disinfection Byproducts (DBPS). 

PILOT PLANT STUDIES. During 2006, we conducted a full-scale study of 
polyaluminimum chloride and ferric chloride to improve organic removal through the 
treatment process. Further removal of organics should help to reduce DBPs. At the 
beginning of 2005, the Water Dept. exceeded the standard for Total Trihalomethanes 
(TTHMs), which is a DBP but halfway through the year we were in compliance and have 
been in compliance ever since. Polyaluminimum chloride addition was implemented in 
December 2004, ferric chloride addition began in September 2005. Water quality data 
has been collected over the last two years. Based on the results of the full scale testing 
organic (DBP precursors) removal has increased and the DBPs have decreased. 

To stay ahead of the next round of regulatory requirements for DBPs, two 
additional pilot studies, or small-scale water treatment process testing, were completed. 
Between August 2005 and October 2006 MIEX and Ozone with Biologically Activated 
Carbon (BAC) filters were tested to determine which processes would best improve water 
quality. In addition, the pilot testing is used to determine full-scale design parameters 
and estimate capital and operating costs. The processes that were piloted successfully 
were MIEX and Ozone with Biologically Activated Carbon (BAC) Filters. Both 
processes removed more DBP precursors than the current treatment facility. The MIEX 
process, which is an ion exchange process, performed better than the Ozone with 
Biologically Activated Carbon, especially during the winter months when the water is 
colder. In addition the MIEX treatment process had the following benefits: treatment 
chemical doses decreased significantly, chlorine demand decreased, and manganese 
levels were reduced in the summer. 

MANGANESE. During 2006, customers throughout Town have experienced 
discolored water due to higher than usual levels of manganese. The Dept. received 299 
complaints in 2006 for discolored water, primarily due to manganese. This mineral is 
commonly found in New England waters and can cause staining of laundry and plumbing 
fixtures. Similar to iron, manganese is a naturally occurring and ubiquitous mineral found 
throughout the country. Dietary intake of manganese is essential for all living species. 
While the levels of manganese during parts of 2006 have caused discoloration and 
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matter of aesthetics rather than health concern. Similar to iron, manganese is concentrated 
in water by contact with rocks and minerals, and occasionally man-made materials like 
iron and steel pipes. 

Both iron and manganese are water soluble, and therefore invisible until coming 
in contact with oxidizing agents such as chlorine. At times of warm, calm weather the 
temperature of the water in the reservoir also rises. The higher temperature results in a 
condition where the manganese that normally resides on the reservoir bottom is dissolved 
into the water which is being drawn off for supply purposes. As the temperatures drop, 
the manganese levels also continue to drop. In addition, we will flush water mains when 
needed in an effort to clear affected areas. Because iron and manganese are chemically 
similar, they cause similar problems. Iron will cause reddish-brown staining of laundry, 
porcelain, dishes, utensils, and even glassware. Manganese acts in a similar way but 
causes a brownish-black stain. Soaps and detergents do not remove these stains, and the 
use of chlorine bleach can actually intensify the stains. Rather, if any customers 
encounter stained laundry as a result of discolored water, please pick up a complimentary 
bottle of Rust Stain Remover at the Treatment Plant Office at 339 King Street. 

To reduce manganese in the water, the Water Commission is constructing an 
aeration system for Lily Pond to reduce the manganese content of the water, and is 
planning to install MIEX as a pretreatment process at the plant which we expect will 
improve drinking water quality, reduce disinfection byproducts, and reduce manganese 
once the MIEX system is installed and operational in 2009. 

WATERSHED PROTECTION. The Water Commission employs Norfolk Ram 
Group to conduct watershed protection work for the Water Department. In 2006 this 
work included: 

• Grant Opportunities and Applications. Submitted two applications for the 
Drinking Water Supply Protection Grant in an effort to obtain funds under the Land 
Purchase Grant Program that provides 50% EOEA grant funds for land purchases 
application. One application was submitted in the first quarter of the year (relative to 
parcels of concern noted in Town Meeting Articles #7 and #8) - which was 
successful in obtaining $44,600 and a second application was submitted under 
another funding round in the third quarter of the year, which was not successful. 

• Review of Watershed Threats - including ongoing review of the hazardous waste 
site at the former Norfolk Conveyor site (site of the proposed Avalon development). 
The adequacy and completeness of the proposed waste site clean-up at Norfolk 
Conveyor was reviewed, and our consultants provided comments to DEP and the 
property owner concerning the 2 IE submittals of record (site assessments and 
remediation plans), and prepared a detailed response including research of historical 
data, site cross-sections, and a conceptual site model to better understand the degree 
and extent of contamination and the potential for contaminant migration within the 
watershed. Also reviewed a potential threat concerning pesticide use in the 
watershed. 

• Review of Development Projects including the Cook Estate, Cedarmere, and 
Norfolk Conveyor. Regarding the later, reviewed the project ENF and supporting 
information, and prepared draft comments and letter for the Commission; and raised 
concerns with Mass DEP concerning the proposed Groundwater Discharge Permit 
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• Surface Water Supply Protection Plan (SWSPP) update - as part of on-going 
watershed management, which is based on the SWSPP, Norfolk Ram Group 
consulted with the Water Commission on the status of progress in implementing the 
SWSPP, and assisted with planning of future issues. Currently, stormwater 
treatment (Raingarden Project) and Land Acquisition (via grant applications), are the 
two most important proactive elements of the SWSPP that are currently underway. 
Norfolk Ram Group also consulted with Mass DEP regarding the latest 303 (d) list 
and TMDLs and the relevance of DEP proposed changes to the Water Department. 

• Surface Water Sampling Program - Norfolk Ram Group completed a single round 
of surface water quality sampling during the summer of 2006 to continue the 
monitoring of water quality within the Pond and Reservoir and characterization of 
the tributaries. 

• Bedrock Well Testing - This bedrock well monitoring program is completed on an 
annual basis to assess groundwater quality within the four monitoring wells installed 
between the CHL Landfill and Lily Pond. 

• Stream Gauging - Monitoring continued for the four stream gauges that track 
hydrologic conditions and tributary flow contributions within the watershed. Norfolk 
coordinated with Tutela Engineering to visit all of the monitoring gauges, to 
establish elevations for the Tutela gauge cross-sections and begin correlating the 
gauges. 

RAINGARDEN PROJECT. The Board of Water Commissioners is in the process 
of implementing a program of improving water quality in the Town. A key piece of this 
initiative is to treat the pollution at its source. In order to accomplish this goal, Raingardens 
are being installed on the Town right-of-way, drainage easements and Town property. 
Raingardens are depressed planting beds which collect stormwater runoff, and allow it to 
infiltrate into the soil, where the natural biological process reduces the level of pollutants and 
nutrients in run-off. Stormwater flowing along the edge of roads will be diverted to a 
Raingarden. The locations of the Raingardens has been selected so that in heavy rainfalls, 
runoff by-passes the Raingarden and is discharged into the existing drainage system. The 
Norfolk Ram Group, on behalf of the Water Commission, worked closely with the 
Cohasset Garden Club to determine appropriate plantings in Cohasset during construction 
of the Rain Gardens. 

With funds from our Section 319 Grant ($255,000) and the 2% low interest loans 
for $497,500 from the Clean Water SRF (CWSRF) program over the next two years we 
will implement both structural and non-structural solutions for eliminating and/or 
reducing nonpoint source pollution in the watershed for Lily Pond and the Aaron River 
Watershed. The s. 319 grant was awarded in 2003; we submitted the formal loan 
application for the CWSRF loans on October 15, 2004. 

Six Raingardens have been constructed so far. They are located in front of the High 
School, on King Street, at the end of Arrowwood Lane, and at the end of Evergreen Lane. 
There is also a demonstration Raingarden at the Lily Pond Water Treatment Plant and a bio- 
swale constructed along the Plant's driveway. In 2006 we completed the design and 
awarded the contract for the construction of an additional 26 Raingardens in 2007. 

STORMWATER COMMITTEE. The Water Commission had a key role in 
establishing this Committee and provided the services of Norfolk Ram to the Committee 
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WMA PERMIT. In October the Water Department meet with representatives 
from the Southeast Regional Office (SERO) of the Mass. Department of Environmental 
Protection. The Town of Cohasset was re-districted to the SERO in 2006, so now 
environmental matter in Town are now addressed through this regional office. In the 
meeting the parties reviewed the new Water Management Act (WMA) permit 
requirements for monitoring the level of streams discharging into and draining from Lily 
Pond, as well as drought management. The Water Department has adjusted is operation 
to comply with these requirements. Other WMA permit requirements conducted by the 
Water Department include water savings device audit at all public buildings. 

WELLFTELDS. Both wellfields are still out of service. At the end of 2006 
construction of a new pumphouse at the Ellms Meadow Wellfield was completed, and we 
expect to get it online as soon as we receive final approval from the state. We have so far 
been unsuccessful in finding a new location for the Sohier Street wells, which have been 
abandoned (but are now being used to provide irrigation water for the Little League 
fields) and relocated because of the restoration of the Greenbush Rail Line which are 
located too close to the current well location. The MBTA has provided the Water 
Commission with $250,000 for the relocation of the wells, as part of their mitigation 
measures to the Town. Review of potential sites to relocate the Sohier Street wells 
continues. 

' DAM INSPECTIONS. In 2006, Weston & Sampson completed the inspection of 
the Aaron River Dam and the Bound Brook Control Dam (Beechwood Street). The 
Aaron River Dam was found to be in excellent condition. Recommendations for 
improvements were included in the inspection reports. In addition, the Emergency Action 
Plan for the Aaron River Dam was updated. The Bound Brook Control Structure was 
found to be in serious need of repairs, and the Water Department is in the process of 
getting the repairs designed and completed. 

SOURCE WATER ASSESSMENT & PROTECTION (SWAP) REPORT. 
On January 16, 2004 the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) 
issued the final SWAP Report for the Cohasset Water Department. The SWAP report 
identifies the sources of Cohasset public drinking water supply, the protection areas 
around those supplies, inventories the potential sources of contamination, and makes a 
number of recommendations to improve protection of our water supplies. The Cohasset 
Water Commission, in its ongoing watershed protection program, following the 2002 
Surface Water Supply Protection Plan, is planning on implementing the 
recommendations of the SWAP along with the many other water supply protection 
measures already underway. 

AVALON 40B PROJECT APPEAL. As of the end of 2006, the Mass. Appeals 
Court has not ruled on our appeal of the Land Court decision which dismissed our appeal 
of the ZBA decision. On October 27, 2003 the Cohasset Zoning Board of Appeals 
granted a Comprehensive Permit to Avalon Cohasset for a 200-unit development in the 
Lily Pond Watershed. The Water Commission appealed to Land Court (Land Court 
Miscellaneous Case No. 294252). In May, 2004 Avalon Cohasset, Inc, filed a Motion to 
Dismiss the appeal On June 1 5 the Water Commission filed its Opposition to the Motion 
to Dismiss. A hearing on the Motion was held June 23, 2005 in Land Court before Judge 
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(Docket# 2005-P-0746), which held a hearing June 5, 2006 but has not yet issued its 
decision. 

OTHER WATER DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES. During 2006 the Water 
Department also performed the following activities: 

• A new fence was installed at the Bound Brook control structure. 

• Cut brush at the Plant sludge lagoons, both water storage tanks, the Aaron River 
Dam, and the emergency spillway. 

• Reviewed new large home proposals with regards to water supply piping. 

• Completed automatic gate controls at the Aaron River Dam and the Bound Brook 
Control structure. 

PRESENTATIONS. Commissioner McNabb gave a presentation, along with 
Barbara Cook from Weston & Sampson, on the Plant Pilot Studies at the 125 th Annual 
Meeting of the New England Water Works Association (NEWWA) on September 18. 

Commissioner McNabb also gave a presentation on the Water Departments 
watershed protection program - including our aggressive land acquisition program and 
the Raingarden project, at the National River Rally conference on May 8, in Bretton 
Woods, New Hampshire. 

COOPERATION WITH OTHER TOWN DEPARTMENTS. The Cohasset 
Water Department cooperated with many other Town of Cohasset departments during 
2006 including: 
' • The water department provided significant improvements to Town roadways, 

working cooperatively with the DPW and Sewer Commission. Work included road 
reconstruction on much of South Main St, Pond St, and Summer St including 
sidewalk and curbing installation and drainage improvements. Norfolk Road was 
reconstructed and Cedar Lane was paved curb to curb. 

• During the South Main St project, the Water Department dug the trench needed to 
replace the traffic signal conduit and wiring at the St. Anthony's intersection. 

• Performed construction oversight for the war memorial. 

• Provided a water supply for the veteran's memorial parks at the Harbor, Cogill Park 
on Church Street, and Dennis Reardon Square in the Village. 

• Assistance was provided to the DPW for a drainage improvement project on Forest 
Ave and Heather Lane and Wheelwright Park. 

• In concert with a water main replacement on Gammons Road, a sewer main was 
installed so as to avoid future road cuts. 

• Some of the fill from water main work was used to improve the grade of the field 
behind the new Pratt Library. 

• The Sohier St wells, no longer usable as a Public Water Supply because of the 
proximity to the Greenbush right of way, are now being used to irrigate the North 
Main St. playing fields. 

• The Water Department does billing for the Sewer Department. 

CONCLUSION. The strength and successes of today's Water Department have 
been possible because of the vision and extraordinary efforts of the Water Commission 
and staff in the 1970's, to conceptualize, design, permit, and build the Aaron River 
Reservoir and the Lily Pond Treatment Plant which turned Cohasset from a water-poor 
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During 2006, the Cohasset Water Commission has implemented many major 
infrastructure investments, operational initiatives, land acquisition and landscaping 
projects which significantly enhance our ability to protect our water supply, treat, pump 
and deliver excellent drinking water and reliable water service for domestic and 
firefighting use for our customers - our ratepayers in Cohasset. We have accomplished 
these important achievements within our current rate structure, since our financial 
position remains excellent. 

The Board of Water Commissioners and the Water Department would like to 
thank all the Town officials, boards, citizens, and committees who have supported and 
assisted us throughout 2006. We will continue to improve the water system in the coming 
years for the benefit of all customers and the Town of Cohasset. 

Respectfully submitted. 

BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 

Glenn A. Pratt, Chairman 
Nathaniel Palmer, Vice-Chairman 
John K. McNabb, Jr., Clerk 



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WATER RESOURCES PROTECTION COMMITTEE. 

Annual Report 2006 

In 2007 the Water Resources Protection Committee met seven times. The 
continued concern about protecting our fresh water resources and drinking water from 
pollution resulting from lawn care practices has remained a priority for the committee 
and the educational program has focused on the hazards of chemical lawn fertilizers and 
pesticides and the benefits of organic/green lawn care. Our committee members have 
continued to work closely with the Conservation Committee, the Open Space Committee, 
the Board of Health, the Water Department, the Harbor Health Committee and the 
Community Garden Club to coordinate and expand our outreach effort. Two key points 
have defined the committee's goals. 

• Public Education. For the past two years the GreenScapes public education program 
developed by the North & South River Watershed Assn. as a public education tool for 
green landscaping concepts has been sponsored by the Water Commission. While 
strongly supported by the WRPC, the Committee feels it has not had the degree of 
positive effect on the public attitude initially expected. The Water Commission will 
continue support of GreenScapes program into 2007, however, the WRPC feels that 
while its public education function is useful we believe future support should be 
contingent on increased Cohasset focused outreach. 

• Adoption of green non-chemical lawn and turf management on all Town properties. 
Towards this end, Sandy Durant of the WRPC has contacted Chip Osborn, a key 
figure in the successful Marblehead town organic lawn care program, and discussed 
training sessions for Cohasset DPW personnel with the intent to create a highly 
visible demonstration site for organic lawn care on town property. 

The focus of this committee has been to promote green low-tech lawn care to minimize 
nutrient loading in Cohasset watersheds. A demonstration project of the effective use of 
this approach on a high visibility town site (e.g. the redeveloped Beechwood ball field 
and playground) would be a major opportunity to provide first hand evidence to the 
townspeople. Adoption of a non-chemical approach to lawncare of public spaces by the 
DPW would be a key step toward reducing over enrichment of the town's water 
resources. The WRPC will be encouraging this application and direction in 2007. 

The WRPC has been also played an instrumental part in the formation and initiation of 
the Harbor Health Committee and the Storm water Task Force. Committee member 
Karen Quigley was named as Chair of the Harbor Health Committee, which produced a 
valuable report on the impacts and sources of non-point pollution affecting water quality 
of the town's harbor and adjacent beaches. This report was quickly followed by a mid- 
year summit of several town boards and committees (including WRPC) to meet the 
impending deadline for compliance with new federal storm water regulations. Karen 
Quigley and Jim Kinch were both named to the Task Force and have been working on a 
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The Water Resource Protection Committee will resume meetings in 2007 and begin work 
on implementing these goals. 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED 
Water Resource Protection Committee 

James Kinch, Chairman, Citizen Member 
Karen Quigley, Secretary, Citizen Member 
Debbie Cook, Conservation Committee 
Sandy Durant, Open Space Committee 
John McNabb, Water Commissioner 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STORMWATER COMMITTEE 

December 31, 2006 

The Stormwater Committee was established by the Board of Selectmen on August 
28, following a well-attended public meeting in July hosted by the Water Commission 
and Board of Health where many residents expressed their concern for Cohasset's 
stormwater flooding and pollution problems. 

The Committee was charged to survey the existing stormwater and nonpoint 
source pollution situation in Cohasset over the next 12 months and make 
recommendations to the Selectmen and Town Meeting on: 

a) Planning and implementation of measures such as installing raingardens or other 
Low Impact Development (LID) applications to alleviate existing stormwater 
problems; 

b) Drafting and the adoption of bylaws or other regulatory controls to prevent 
additional stormwater issues, such as a Model Stormwater Bylaw, to propose to 
Town Meeting; # 

c) Whether to create a permanent Stormwater Management Committee or 
Commission to have jurisdiction over stormwater issues. 

The Committee is composed of a member each from the Board of Water 
Commissioners, Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Water Resource Protection 
Committee, Harbor Health Committee, Planning Board, two citizens, and associate non- 
voting member, the President of the Straits Pond Watershed Association and a Hull 
Resident. The Planning Board was given a seat on the Committee but has not nominated 
a member to be appointed; however Board member Peter Pratt has attended some 
meetings of the Committee. 

The Committee was established to deal with the following stormwater issues: 

Flooding . The Town of Cohasset has serious, recurrent, and chronic flooding 
problems due to stormwater runoff which threaten public health, safety, the environment, 
and the use and enjoyment of property. 

Pollution . Every surface water body in the Town of Cohasset, including Cohasset 
Harbor, James Brook, Lily Pond, Little Harbor, Straits Pond, and Treats Pond, is 
contaminated from stormwater runoff with pollutants such as bacteria, heavy metals, 
excessive nutrients, and contaminated sediment which threaten public health, safety, the 
environment, and the use and enjoyment of property. 

Federal Requirements . Federal regulations require the Town to conduct the 
following six minimum control measures: 

(1) Public Education and Outreach . Conduct public education activities about the 
impacts that polluted stormwater runoff can have on water quality. 

(2) Public Participation and Involvement . Provide opportunities for public 
participation and involvement in stormwater management. 

(3) Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination . Develop and implement a plan to 
detect and eliminate prohibited discharges to the storm sewer system. 

(4) Construction Site Runoff Control . Develop, implement, and enforce an 
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(5) Post-Construction Runoff Control . Develop, implement, and enforce a 
program to address discharges of post-construction stormwater runoff from 
new development and redevelopment areas. 

(6) Pollution Prevention . Develop, implement, and maintain a program to 
prevent or reduce pollutant runoff from municipal operations. 

The Water Commission lent the services of its stormwater consultant, Norfolk 
Ram, to assist the Committee until it could obtain its own funds. At the Nov. 1 3 Special 
Town Meeting Article 6 was approved to provide $20,000 for the Committee to employ 
an engineer to assist in drafting stormwater bylaws and to review all available 
information on stormwater problems in Cohasset and to prepare a grant application for 
the federal s. 319 program to install raingardens and other LID measures to alleviate 
existing stormwater and flooding problems. The Committee issued a Request for 
Proposals for engineering services through the Town Manager on December 20, received 
five responses, and on the basis of the rankings prepared by members of the Stormwater 
Committee, on January 9, 2007 the Town Manager awarded the contract to Norfolk Ram. 

During 2006 the Committee met 6 times, on September 28, October 12, 30, 
November 20, December 19 and 27. The Committee also met January 3 and 9, 2007. The 
Committee reviewed many model stormwater bylaws, analyzed the relevant issues in 
light of Cohasset's existing stormwater pollution and flooding problems and drafted a 
proposed stormwater bylaw for the Town to consider at the 2007 Annual Town Meeting. 
Two members of the Committee, McNabb and Reid, attended the Massachusetts 
Association of Conservation Commissions all-day October 2 1 Fall Conference in 
Wellesley on Stormwater Management. 

The Committee also reviewed available information about Cohasset's existing 
stormwater pollution and flooding problems and made progress during 2006 toward 
preparing a grant application to deal with these existing problems. More information will 
be provided prior to the March 31, 2007 Annual Town Meeting. 

STORMWATER COMMITTEE, 

John McNabb, Chairman, Water Commission 

Jim Kinch, Secretary, Water Resources Protection Committee 

Steve Bobo, Board of Health 

Sarah Charron, Conservation Commission 

Karen Quigley, Harbor Health Committee 

Jim Drysdale, Citizen Member 

Martin Nee, Citizen Member 

Lawry Reid, Straits Pond Watershed Association, Associate Member 



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Report by the Harbor Health Committee for the 2006 

The Board of Selectmen appointed the Harbor Health Committee in July 2005 in 
response to citizens' concerns about the apparent deterioration of the marine environment 
and biodiversity of marine life in Cohasset Harbor. 

The charter of the Committee is to identify possible sources of pollution and/or other 
negative influences contributing to the putative decline of the Harbor environment; make 
an informed judgment as to the relative health of the Harbor; and, if necessary, offer 
recommendations that will enable the town to take appropriate actions to restore the 
Harbor to a healthy level. 

Representatives from the Board of Health, Conservation Commission, Department of 
Public Works, Sewer Commission, Water Resource Protection Committee, Center for 
Student Coastal Research, Coastal Zone Management, Massachusetts Bays Estuary 
Association, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of Environmental Protection, 
the Environmental Protection Agency, experts in several fields and interested citizens 
assisted the Committee in its efforts. 

The Committee presented two reports to the Board of Selectmen: 

A. Preliminary Report January 3 1 , 2006 

B. Action Plan May 22, 2006 

These reports are on file with the Town Manager and are available to the public. 

As a result of the Committee's efforts, independent monitoring projects were conducted 
by state and federal environmental agencies at no cost to the town: 

1 . The EPA conducted targeted bacterial monitoring in Cohasset Harbor as part of 
the 2006 Clean New England Beach Initiative. 

2. The Massachusetts Bays Estuary Association, with assistance from CZM, DEP, 
and the EPA, developed and implemented an extensive monitoring program for 
Cohasset Harbor. 

The scope of these programs is outlined in the Committee's May Action Report. 

The EPA and Mass Bays will present the results of their data analysis and make 
recommendations to the Harbor Health Committee on January 16, 2007. These will serve 
as the basis for the Committee's report and recommendations to the Board of Selectmen. 

On December 4, 2006, the Committee received authorization from the Board of 
Selectmen to explore the possibility of applying for a No Discharge Area (NDA) 
designation for Cohasset' s coastal waters. The Harbor Committee will work with the 
Harbor Health Committee in this effort and Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is 
assisting the Town. Community input will be a key component in the final decision, and 
approval by the Board of Selectmen is required to proceed with an application. If 
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The Committee was instrumental in the formation of the new Stormwater Committee. It 
is estimated that 70-75% of the Town's stormwater runoff ends up in the Harbor. The 
Harbor Health Committee is actively supporting and participating in the Stormwater 
Committee's efforts to identify, remediate and reduce stormwater flooding and pollution 
within the Town and its affect on the Town's water resources. 

Respectively submitted by the HARBOR HEALTH COMMITTEE: 

Russ Bonetti 
Noel Collins 
Chris Evans 
Paul Figueiredo 
Frank Moody 
Paul Pattison 
Karen Quigley, Chair 
Pete Workman 



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Sewer Commission 2006 Annual Report 

This past year was especially busy and successful for the Sewer Commission. In addition 
to the normal flow of issues needing attention, we also dealt with operational challenges, 
alternative studies, the Little Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue sewer project, resolving the long- 
standing, environmental issues with the state, litigation filed by developers seeking 
connections, and initiation of a major inflow and infiltration (I/I) project. 

The wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) continued to operate well within its normal 
condition design parameters, providing further evidence of the good judgment of our 
predecessors in selecting this advanced, state-of-the-art treatment system for our town. 
We did have an operational issue during an exceptional rainfall when the treatment plant 
over-flowed. This particular storm caused overflow events at most sewage treatment 
plants in the state, so our experience was not unique. We were able to mitigate the effects 
of the overflow using emergency treatment with disinfectants, but this kind of event is 
absolutely unacceptable. We immediately began to examine two avenues for relief in 
such storm events; reducing storm water and groundwater flow into our sewage 
collection system and looking at design and operations procedure modifications in the 
plant. We now have in place an operations procedure which allows controlled release of 
potential overflow in a manner which will treat and disinfect the overflow before it 
reaches the environment. This procedure also protects the plant and allows continual 
processing of maximum flow through the system without any un-controlled release to the 
environment as was experienced in the previous event. The upcoming plant modifications 
to accommodate the expansion for the Little Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue sewer project will 
also address permanent modifications to further mitigate any potential overflows in the 
future. Storm water inflow and infiltration are addressed later in this report. 

The special Town Meeting in December of 2005 authorized a study of alternatives 
(decentralized, satellite sewage treatment plants) for parts of Cohasset that do not 
currently have sewers or immediate plans for sewers. The fmal report from this study will 
be available early in 2007. 

The Little Harbor/ Atlantic Avenue project is proceeding on schedule following approval 
of the project by Town Meeting in 2005. THe design for modifications to the treatment 
plant and collection systems is essentially complete and ready for bid currently scheduled 
for early 2007. The state has issued their approval for access to state revolving funds 
(SRF) for the project. These funds will provide for long-term, low interest loans to be 
used for construction of the collection system and plant modifications. The loans will be 
repaid by the users through betterments issued at the completion of the projects. 
Permitting for the project is proceeding to a conclusion anticipated in the spring of 2007 
with issuance of the state and federal permits. We are also actively working with the 
Water Commission to assure minimal interruption and hopefully effect cost savings in 
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The Town reached a final agreement with the Commonwealth which has been expressed 
in a modified, second amended final judgment to the court order requiring Cohasset to 
implement actions to reduce the pollution in the waters in or near Cohasset. Those areas 
most affected are Straits Pond and upper and lower Little Harbor and those streams which 
drain into those areas. The agreement specifically adopts the schedule for completion of 
the LH/AA project. At the successful completion of the project the requirements of the 
judgment will have been met with no fines or penalties for the Town, and may seek 
termination of the judgment with no unreasonable opposition by the Commonwealth. 

During 2006 the Sewer Commission was notified that suits filed against it by Jerusalem 
Road Estates and King, Taylor Associates (Cedarmere) had either been ruled in favor of 
the Commission by the Courts or appeals by the plaintiffs to earlier rulings in favor of the 
Commission had been dismissed. Both of these entities had sought connections to the 
town sewers and had been denied by the Commission. 

Town Meeting approved in December of 2006 an article which authorized appropriation 
of funds to complete a major investigative and corrective action program to identify and 
eliminate inflow and infiltration (I/I) into the sewer collection system. This program was 
begun in late 2006 and will continue for the next four years with major efforts planned 
for 2007 in the investigative phase. The end result should be a substantial reduction of 
ground water and storm water into the sewers and significantly reduce the probability of 
overflows at the WWTP. 



Respectfully submitted, 

Sean Cunning, Chairman 
John Beck, Vice-Chairman 
Raymond Kasperowicz, Secretary 



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REPORT OF THE COHASSET HISTORICAL COMMISSION 

The Cohasset Historical Commission worked on the following projects this past year. 

Inventory Forms - The Commission continues to inventory historic property in town. 
This past year, properties from early post World War II period and the 1950-1960 
developments were added to the list on file at the Massachusetts Historical Commission. 
Anyone in town can access the on-line file to see if their property is inventoried and on 
the State file by accessing the Massachusetts Historical Commission website and going to 
"Search the MACRIS Database". Copies of the inventory are available at the library and 
at the Historical Society's Pratt Building. 

Nominations for National Register - The Historical Society's Pratt Building on South 
Main Street was named to the National Register this past year. An inquiry about 
eligibility was considered on Woodside Cemetery. 

"State or federally involved" project involvement - We received communication 
concerning the land acquisition for Water Supply Protection (archaeological sensitivity- 
Native American site) and the Strait's Pond Restoration and West Corner Bridge 
Replacement Project (historical site). As neither site is likely to be eligible for the 
National Register we felt no need to comment on the projects. 

Local Involvement - 

1. We supported the Historical Society's request for Community Preservation 
Money for work at the Maritime Museum, Wilson House and the Pratt Building. 

2. Thanks to the DPW, the Fisherman's fresh water well was located on Sidney 
Park, and we hope to have it appropriately marked this year. They also moved and are 
storing some of our material to be used at the Replica on Government Island. 

3. We made the Town Manager and others aware that Government Island is on 
the National Register. The Historical Commission has a vested interest in the site and 
want to keep this property historically correct. After talking with the Harbormaster, a 
letter was sent concerning the roof on the Lighthouse Keeper's Office. 

4. We are working on the final phase at the Minot's Ledge Light Replica which 
includes signage. 

5. Due to the parking constraints/agreements, the Railroad Turntable site on the 
town parking lot was filled in. Signage will be developed for the site and information is 
available locally. 

6. A meeting was attended in Scituate concerning the functions of a Historical 
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Preservation Plans - According to the by-laws of the Commonwealth, "Local Historical 
Commissions are an important part of municipal government in Massachusetts. They are 
responsible for community-wide historic preservation planning. Historical Commissions 
advise elected officials and other boards on historic preservation issues, including zoning 
changes, the re-use of municipally owned historic buildings, master planning or 
preservations of historic landscapes." (taken from Massachusetts Historical Commission 
summary sheet). 

As the town goes forward, Cohasset Historical Commission feels strongly that we need to 
be involved with the long-range planning of our very historic and picturesque town. 

We thank the various town departments and committees that have helped and supported 
our goals. Our meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at Town Hall. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Rebecca Bates-McArthur, Chairman 

David Wadsworth, Secretary 

Marilyn Morrison 

Nathaniel Palmer 

Hamilton Tewksbury 



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Annual Report of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library, 2006 

The use of the Paul Pratt Memorial Library continued to grow and change with the times 
in FY2006. Checkouts of books, videos, new audio book formats and other materials 
increased by 30% from 2003, when our new facility opened on Ripley Road. Our 32 
public computer terminals are in constant use, and the hits on our website 
(www.cohassetlibrary.org) have grown to 750,000 in the past year. The website is 
constantly being improved, and in addition to making many library services available 
from home, it allows patrons to find out about and sign up for upcoming events. This 
year we added several laptop computers for use in the library and three new computer 
stations in the Children's Room. Reproductions of the Reddie murals from the former 
library building were produced and hung in the front entry hall for viewing by visitors. 

The Children's Program, under the leadership of Children's Librarian Sharon Moody, 
continues to attract large numbers of children and their parents; attendance was 3855 at 
the various story hours, summer programs and reading groups. This year the library 
began providing space and support for homeschooling, which has received an 
enthusiastic response from families around the region. Adult programming, administered 
by Reference Librarian Gayle Walsh, has been expanded to include a greater variety of 
activities, including college planning, wine tasting, and talks by local authors. Planning 
was initiated for a townwide reading program to begin in 2007. The meeting rooms are 
used extensively by various groups around town, and the art exhibits provided by the 
South Shore Art center continue to attract visitors for openings and casual viewing. 

The Investment Advisory Committee, chaired by Patience Towle, recommended 
increasing slightly the diversity of investments, which was approved by the Board. 
Board members were chosen for the Cohasset Library Trust, Inc., and the bill creating the 
Trust advanced in the Legislature. The Trust is a nonprofit organization that will raise 
and receive funds in support of the library. The Friends of the Library, chaired by Gail 
Flynn, continue to enhance our services by providing Museum passes, assisting with 
functions, honoring staff and volunteers, managing a growing outreach program for 
seniors and funding both the Children's and Adult Programs. 

The consumer service improvement program, funded by a $10,000 grant awarded by the 
Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, was carried out with great success, 
thanks to an enthusiastic response from the staff. Library Director Jackie Rafferty 
proposed adjusting the library's open hours so that the library can be open seven days a 
week from September through June. Our Director and our staff continue to provide an 
environment that promotes reading, learning and community activities, despite the 
additional workload imposed by our exciting growth. We thank the town government 
and our loyal patrons for their support. ' 

Respectfully submitted, 

Stacey Weaver, Chair Rodney Hobson Sarah Pease 

Elizabeth Baker Roger Lowe Barbara Power 

Sheila Evans Agnes McCann Patience Towle 



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REPORT OF PLYMOUTH COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL PROJECT 

The Commissioners of the Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project are leased to 
submit the following report of our activities during 2006. 

The Project is a special district created by the State Legislature in 1957, and is now 
composed of all Plymouth County towns, the City of Brockton, and the Town of 
Cohasset in Norfolk County. The Project is a regional response to a regional problem, 
and provides a way of organizing specialized equipment, specially trained employees, 
and mosquito control professionals into a single agency with a broad geographical area of 
responsibility. 

The 2006 season began with a normal water table until record May precipitation 
produced large numbers of spring and summer brood mosquitoes throughout the County. 
Efforts were directed at larval mosquitoes starting with the spring brood. Ground and 
aerial larviciding was accomplished using B.t.i., an environmentally selective bacterial 
agent. Upon emergence of the spring brood of mosquitoes, ultra-low volume adulticiding 
began. The Project responded to 13,708 requests for service from residents. 

In response to the elevated threat of mosquito borne diseases in the district, we increased 
our trapping, aerial and ground larviciding, and adult spray in areas of concern 'to protect 
public health. 

Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus was first isolated from Culiseta melanura, a bird biting 
species, by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in Carver on July 17, 2006. 
Of the season's record breaking total of one hundred fifty seven EEE isolates, fifty four 
were from Plymouth County as follows: Bridgewater- 8/1(2), 8/18, 8/19; Brockton- 9/18; 
Carver- 7/17, 8/2, 8/6, 8/21(2), 8/22, 10/2; Cohasset- 8/25; East Bridgewater- 8/9; 
Halifax- 8/2(2), 8/7, 8/10, 8/16, 8/21, 8/31(3); Hanover- 9/18; Hingham- 9/12; Kingston- 
8/7(2), 8/10(2), 8/21, 8/22, 9/25; Lakeville- 7/25, 7/26(2), 8/2, 8/6(4), 8/22; Marshfield- 
8/31; Mattapoisett- 8/10; Middleboro- 8/1; Pembroke- 8/16; Plympton- 7/31, 8/16(2), 
8/28, 8/30; Rochester- 9/6; Rockland- 8/14 and Scituate- 9/12. Five human cases of EEE 
were confirmed statewide with cases reported in Lakeville and Middleboro. Three horses 
were diagnosed with EEE in Plymouth County (Lakeville, Middleboro and Pembroke). 
A Llama from Scituate was also tested positive for EEE. 

Analysis of risk indicators in Southeastern Massachusetts were showing that the risk of 
human EEE infection was at a critical level. This precipitated aerial spraying at dusk on 
August 8 of approximately 159,000 acres and an expanded aerial spray zone of 
approximately 425,000 acres between August 22 nd and 24 th which included a great 
portion of Plymouth County. We normally end our spray season on Labor Day. This 
year we suspended our ULV ground spray season on September 30. Based on guidelines 
defined by the "Vector Control Plan to Prevent EEE" in Massachusetts, Southeastern 
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We are pleased to report that in 2006 there were no human or horse West Nile Virus 
cases in Plymouth County. A total of five birds tested positive for WNV in the following 
three towns: Bridgewater (3), Brockton (1) and Pembroke (1). A total of six isolations of 
WNV in mosquitoes were found in the following towns: Bridgewater (8/22), Carver 
(8/21), Halifax (8/30), Kingston (9/19), Pembroke (8/6) and Plympton (8/30). 

The recurring problem of EEE and WNV continues to ensure cooperation between the 
Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project, local Boards of Health and the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In an effort to keep the public informed, 
EEE and WNV activity updates are regularly posted on Massachusetts Department of 
Public Health website at www.state.ma.us/dph/wnv/wnvl.htm . 

The figures specific to the Town of Cohasset are given below. While mosquitoes do not 
respect town lines the information given below does provide a tally of the activities 
which have had the greatest impact on the health and comfort of Cohasset residents. 

Insecticide Application. 1,844 acres were treated using truck mounted sprayers for 
control of adult mosquitoes. More than one application was made to the same site if 
mosquitoes reinvaded the area. The first treatments were made in June arid the last in 
September. 

During the summer 1,198 catch basins were treated to prevent the emergence of Culex 
pipiens, a known mosquito vector in West Nile Virus transmission 

Our greatest effort has been targeted at mosquitoes in the larval stage, which can be 
found in woodland pools, swamps, marshes and other standing water areas. Inspectors 
continually gather data on these sites and treat with highly specific larvicides when 
immature mosquitoes are present. 

Water Management. During 2006 crews removed blockages, brush and other 
obstructions from 780 linear feet of ditches and streams to prevent overflows or 
stagnation that can result in mosquito breeding. This work, together with machine 
reclamation, is most often carried out in the fall and winter. 

Machine Reclamation. 935 linear feet of upland ditch was reconstructed in Cohasset 
using the Project's track driven excavator. 

Finally, we have been tracking response time, which is the time between notice of a 
mosquito problem and response by one of our inspectors. The complaint response time 
in the Town of Cohasset was less than two days with more than 1 24 complaints 
answered. 



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Mosquito Survey. A systematic sampling for the mosquitoes in Cohasset indicates that 
Uranotaenia sapphirina was the most abundant species. Other important species 
collected include Coquillettidia perturbans and Aedes vexans. 
We encourage citizens or municipal officials to visit our website at 
wu r w.plvmouthmosquito.com or call our office for information about mosquitoes, 
mosquito-borne diseases, control practices, or any other matters of concern. 

Raymond D. Zucker 

Superintendent 

Commissioners: 

Carolyn Brennan, Chairman 

Michael J. Pieroni, Vice-Chairman 

Leighton F. Peck, Secretary 

William J. Mara 

Kenneth W. Ludlam, Ph.D. 



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REPORT OF THE RECREATION COMMISSION 

It gives us great pleasure to report to residents, the activities of their Recreation 
Commission for 2006. 

During the year, approximately 4,000 individuals of all ages participated in a variety of 
structured programs, activities and events. While budget restrictions persist, our latitude 
of use of the Revolving Account Fund for 100% Self-Supporting Programs are 
continuing under this financial mechanism causing no impact upon taxpayers. In fact, via 
the Recreation Commission's policy to charge an Administrative Service Fee charge to 
all R.A.F. sponsored programs, taxpayers are reimbursed for the cost of the recreation 
budget. That is, revenues produced via Administrative Service Fee's, coupled with 
budget sponsored program fees, service fees and charges helps reimburse taxpayers for 
the budget of their Recreation Commission. Only revenue on deposit in the General 
Fund can be considered recapitalization revenue. 

During Fiscal Year 2006, ending June 30, 2006 the Recreation Commission produced for 
the General Fund $88,454.50. $6,400.00 was produced for use by the Commission via 
grants and matching grant funds and donations. Concurrently, $45,673.23 was transacted 
via Revolving Account Funds for 1 00% Self-Supporting via fees charged participants for 
a variety of services. Approximately another $300,000.00 was transacted via other and 
direct self-supporting financial systems during F.Y. 2006, manifesting a collective 
$440,527.73 of recreational services to residents. These figures do not include the 
thousands of man-hours that are annually donated by hundreds of residents, in support of 
a variety of program operations. 

Due to the financial difficulties town government faces during Fiscal Year 2006/2007, 
the Recreation Commission continues to stay about 75% self-supporting via revenue 
dedicated to the General Fund of the Town only. Via fee charges and administrative 
service fees to contractors to the Commission our intent will be to recapitulate about 75% 
of our budget costs back to taxpayers. It is our intent to do this with as little financial 
impact upon users of our services as possible. 

Municipal recreation is for the benefit of all residents and we continue to direct our 
efforts towards assurance of equal access and opportunity to the entire community. To 
this end, a specific and calculated portion of revenue was not collected this year from 
residents who were temporarily unable to pay full fee charges for services. In many 
instances time was volunteered in lieu of full fee payments, benefiting the department and 
participants of programs. 

During this past year we have continued reconstruction of a portion of our program 
operations specifically related to the After School recreation programming. After School 
Recreation Programs have been available for the past 30 years via the joint efforts.of the 
Recreation Commission and School Department. Vital towards the success of these 
particular programs remains the ability to offer them directly after school and at school 
facilities, precluding children requiring transportation. After School Programs are 



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conducted via One Creative Place of Cohasset at schools and at One Creative Place, 
Jonathan Livingston Square. Generally we offer these programs; on a continuing basis; 
Fall, Winter, and Spring. Each session has generally been 5 to 6 weeks in duration. 

We continue our effort to increase the number and types of programs offered. Many of 
the programs will be made available via contracted services thru our Revolving Account 
Fund for 100% Self -Supporting Services. Via this method, the per capita fee collected 
will be collectively utilized to operate the programs financially, while 15% of the gross 
revenue collected will be deposited back to the General Fund of the Town, hence, back to 
tax payers. 

Programming represents only one aspect of the responsibilities, duties, and functions as 
prescribed and conferred upon the Recreation Commission by both Massachusetts 
General Laws and By-Laws of the Town. Continuing efforts are focused upon upgrading 
and renovating existing outdoor recreational facilities under jurisdiction of the 
Commission. Often times these undertakings are coordinated via a lending of both public 
and privately solicited resources and efforts, easing taxpayers' burden. 

Numerous town departments and officials have continued to support our effort in this 
area for which we remain enormously grateful. Further, we remain indebted to many 
private and civic groups for their magnanimous efforts and resources. Via the efforts of 
the Cohasset Basketball Boosters Club and Cohasset Soccer Club, the community is well 
served beyond the operations of sports programs only. 

The seven member, elected board of the Recreation Commissioner's, volunteer their 
services to the Town and department meeting regularly in order to discuss a wide- 
spectrum of topics relative to the leisure needs and pursuits of all residents. Further, the 
Commissioner's establish policy, and provide departmental direction, support, and 
assistance. Each meeting is publicly posted at least one week prior to date and residents 
are cordially invited to attend and participate in any meeting. Essential to our proper 
function, and absolutely vital towards success, is the ability to remain responsive to the 
dynamic Community needs. We consider your input and feedback our most important 
source of guidance. 

Degree of community interest and support for recreational and leisure-time services can 
directly be measured by two essential factors. First and most logically, interest is 
measured by the level of participation by residents in various services. Secondly and 
perhaps as important, interest and support is readily recognizable by the extraordinary 
numbers of volunteers who donate their time, effort and expertise in conduct with a 
number of our programs, events and activities. Cohasset is indeed very fortunate to have 
many extremely talented residents willing to lend a hand and share their particular 
expertise. 

The Recreation Commission wishes to acknowledge gratitude to the many individuals, 
civic and business organizations, school and sport's groups, Town boards, committees 
and departments who have lent their support and assistance in our efforts to best serve the 



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recreational and leisure needs of residents of all ages. While too numerous to mention 
each by name, none are forgotten and all are sincerely appreciated and thanked. 



Respectfully yours, 

Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 

James H. Richardson, Vice-Chairman 

James E. Carroll, Secretary 

Anthony J. Carbone 

Lillian M. Curley 

Lisa L. Lojacono 

Mary K. Muncey 

John M. Worley, Director 



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Recreation Commission 
Youth Resources 

It is distinct pleasure the Recreation Commission submits their Annual Report to the 
residents of Cohasset. 

As we enter our 7 th year of operations at the Teen Center, newly name Midnight Blue via 
the efforts of the 2006 Post Prom Committee, we continue to serve the youth of Cohasset. 

During the winter of 2006, the Commission was approached by the Post Prom Committee 
regarding use of the Teen Center for the graduating class of 2006 Post Prom Party. 

The Post Prom Committee donated much time, effort and expenses refurnishing the Teen 
Center in preparation for the Spring Post Prom Party. 

Further, via the auspices of Norfolk County Sheriff, Michael G. Bellotti's Out Reach 
Community Service Program, we were fortunate enough to receive, on very short notice, 
a painting crew who re-painted the exterior of the Teen Center and completed some 
interior finish work as well. 

Rededicated to the Town as Midnight Blue, the Post Prom Committee also made a very 
generous and thoughtful financial donation towards Teen Center operations. 

We are indeed grateful to the Post Prom Committee for all their efforts and look forward 
to future associations with the group as it may relate to Post Prom functions. 

While the Teen Center is open and available to Cohasset youngsters as in grades 6-12, we 
are fmding that the appeal tends to remain mostly with the middle school students, hence, 
have geared our activities towards that particular age group. 

We remain very fortunate to have on our staff long time recreation department employees 
who rotate staffing the Teen Center and as a group of five, chaperon monthly grades 6-8 
dances. 

Karen Bonner is the Youth Resources Coordinator and is supported by Allison Walsh, 
Lindsey MacDonald, Sarah MacDonald and Kim Bonner. All of the young ladies are 
either current or post Playground Program staff members, all are teachers or graduate 
students locally and all are thanked for their time, efforts and continued interested in our 
youngsters. 

There continues to be no budget support for Teen Center operating expenses other than 
limited staffing. Therefore, it is revenue produced via dances and special activities, 
rentals and donations that provide the revenue to pay utility bills, phone service and 
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The youth of Cohasset and Members of the Recreation Commission wish to extend then- 
most sincere gratitude to the numerous residents, business organizations, town boards, 
officials and departments who have generously donated money, time, effort, materials, 
and supplies towards our projects and efforts. 



Respectfully yours, 

Richard P. Barrow, Chairman 

James H. Richardson, Vice-Chairman 

James E. Carroll, Secretary 

Anthony J. Carbone 

Lillian M. Curley 

Lisa L. Lojacono 

Mary K. Muncey 

John M. Worley, Director 



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GOVERNMENT ISLAND ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 2006 ANNUAL REPORT 

When you read our annual report of 2006 you become aware that Government Island has 
been Town property for 61 years. Your Board of Selectmen in 1946 was a wise group. 
They brought to the Town meeting the proposal to buy the 7.4 acres from the United 
States Government for $29,000.00. Figure it out, that's about $3,900.00 per acre. The 
vote to buy it was almost unanimous - not a bad deal. 

The GIAC oversees the island. We are interested group of volunteers who make 
recommendations to the Board of Selectmen for action to be taken. The Board will, if 
necessary, go to Town Meeting for action by the voters - YOU. 

Our activities throughout the year call for sporadic meetings to discuss a current question. 
This meeting schedule may change to a bi-monthly meeting. 

The normal maintenance of the Island goes on with good cooperation between Carl 
Sestito, DPW Superintendent, his crew, and the GIAC. 

The Town of Cohasset has a "Diamond in the rough" right here. It's yours - use it - 
enjoy it - study it - walk it. Visit the island yourself and with your friends. Absorb the 
history that is right here. It's beautiful and simple in its natural state. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hamilton T. Tewksbury, Chairman 

Constance M. Afshar 

Richard P. Barrow 

Lorren Gibbons, Harbormaster 



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South Shore Regional Vocational Technical School District 

Cohasset Town Report 

Growth and Success. . .Demands and Expectations. . .Providing the Resources 

Perhaps more so that at any time in its near 45 year history, South Shore Regional School 
District finds itself at a multi -faceted crossroads. Providing quality career and technical 
education opportunities continues to be the hallmark of the school's mission, one that has 
been supported generously by the communities that make up the eight-town district. It is 
however, a rapidly changing economic and job-related marketplace, one still filled with 
challenges and potential, yet ever-growing in its demands and expectations. Whether a 
graduate immediately enters the workforce or continues his or her education right after 
high school, one factor remains constant, the changes to be encountered. Updating skills 
regularly is now a mandate for all, continuing one's education as a life-long pursuit, a 
primary job requirement, in nearly every field. One of our major tasks is to keep the 
skills being taught as current as possible. 

South Shore continues to flourish, 2006-2007 witnessing a second consecutive school 
year with maximum enrollment on campus. What continues to increase is the incredibly 
high and growing percentage of the school's population exclusively from within the 
District. In just five years, South Shore's "in-district" enrollment has risen by more than 
20% (over one hundred students). While a tremendously positive indication of the 
District's popularity and performance, these are worrisome signs as well. Chapter 70 
State Aid has grown substantially, allowing for an amazing overall reduction, over those 
same five years, in the total assessments paid by the town members. 

South Shore has consciously attempted to keep assessments low, along with low overall 
budget increases from year to year. But in meeting the industry accountability, 
equipment and facility expectations faced by all schools and uniquely by vocational 
schools, resources are thinning. 

Your regional career and technical education school is the oldest of its kind in the 
Commonwealth. There are twenty-six such schools statewide. While we are proud of the 
facility and improvements made, the near future will target some needed major capital 
projects, including an entirely new roof system. We, along with many of the local school 
districts will be working with the State's School Building Authority in hopes of obtaining 
financial support to match that of the towns. 

South Shore's recent history is filled with highlights. Both academic and technical 
performances by Vo-Tech students continue to shine. MCAS results are among the best 
by vocational students across the state. It is anticipated that the Class of 2007 will once 
again attain nearly 100% success in reaching the mandatory competency determination 
levels. Overall scores are rising and more students are achieving at the proficient and 



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advanced criteria thresholds. Competitions and employers continue to applaud our 
students' technical achievements, with national recognition this past year in Automotive 
and Precision Machining. More and more programs are aspiring to the state and federal 
goals of third party credentialing, namely certifications, approvals and licenses upon 
graduation. 

Athletics and other student activities at South Shore strive to grow as well. The 2005- 
2006 sports seasons saw a record number of Viking teams qualify for post-season play. 
For 2006-2007, a first time ever JV program in girls' basketball and a pilot wrestling 
effort spearhead by students and an energetic parent are new to the competition 
landscape. Robotics is being added to an ever-expanding electronics and engineering 
curriculum, and has already produced an active extra-curricular club that is bracing for its 
first competitions. 

Previously mentioned was the need to stay current with today's equipment and 
technology. South Shore has done its best to keep up, but expenses in this effort are 
extraordinary, particularly compared to a typical high school. Recent improvements in 
equipment have been realized in Auto Body, Graphic Arts, Drafting, Culinary Arts, 
Cosmetology, Welding and Automotive, as well as our science labs and wireless 
computer set-ups. Hopefully, much more is still to come. 

It would be wrong not to mention the important contributions being made by South 
Shore's Parents' Association, the Vocational Advisory Committees, School Council and 
the Continuing Education Program, which in addition to providing a wide range of career 
and self-improvement opportunities, helps support the total school program. 

Currently 1 1 students of the total enrollment of 592 are from Cohasset. June 2006 
celebrated the graduation of Mikaela O'Hara from Cohasset. 

As each year passes, South Shore Vocational Technical High School continues to grow 
and expand the options available to both the young people who attend, and the 
communities served. We want to thank the towns for their ongoing support, and hope 
that we too have responded favorably to your needs. Only when we work together have 
we shown the ability to overcome obstacles and to provide the best possible career and 
technical learning environment for our customers, the students from your town and of all 
the district communities. 

Respectfully submitted, 

David M. Kneeland 

Cohasset Representative 

South Shore Regional School District Committee 



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Annual Town Report 

2006 

Cohasset Public Schools 

Where the mission is to "continue the commitment to excellence." 

Teaching and learning are what great schools are all about. The focus of the Cohasset 
Public Schools continues to be on the classroom and maximizing student performance. 
The goal is to maintain the overall strength of the school system while recognizing 
continued local and general economic challenges. 

Despite these difficult fiscal times, our students are doing very well by a wide variety of 
quantitative measures: 

- This past June, 94% of the graduating class for 2006 went on to further 
their education. 

Recently, 29 seniors - based on their MCAS scores - were awarded John 
and Abigail Adams scholarships (full 4 year tuition to any Massachusetts 
state college or university). 

100% of grade 10 students passed the English Language Arts and 
Mathematics MCAS test in 2006, for competency determination; 94% 
scored Advanced or Proficient. 

- The Boston Globe recently ranked Cohasset' s grade 10 students #10 in the 
state in Mathematics and #14 in English Language Arts based on the latest 
MCAS results. 

- All schools in the district in 2006 met adequate yearly progress (A.Y.P.), 
as required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). 

22 students at Cohasset High School have earned the distinction of 
Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board. Of those, 89% who 
took the Advanced Placement examinations scored 3 or higher. 

- The mean SAT scores for 2006 are 542 Verbal, 551 Math, and 544 
Writing. These scores are well above the state and national average. 

- The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), recently announced 
that one of our seniors at Cohasset High School has been named a finalist 
in the 2007 Merit Scholarship Competition. Five additional seniors have 
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We are very proud of all of our students and their outstanding academic 
accomplishments. We appreciate a hard working student body, supportive parents, a 
dedicated faculty and staff and a School Committee committed to maintaining high 
standards. Together we can: 

Challenge all students to Proficiency and Beyond 
Close Achievement Gaps Where They Exist and 
Function as a Professional Learning Community 

The school department is most appreciative of the continued fiscal support of the 
Cohasset community. As the student population continues to grow, the community 
support is needed more than ever if we are to reduce class size and remain current in the 
curriculum. A special note of thanks to the Cohasset Education Foundation, the Parent 
Student Organization and the various Booster clubs, who supported our budget in so 
many ways this past year. You provided the support and the resources that enabled us to 
meet or surpass the high expectations we set in 2006. 

Our children are the future of our community. We hope to continue to partner with the 
Cohasset community to meet the educational needs of all of our children as together we 
accomplish our mission to "continue the commitment to excellence." 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED 
DENISE M. WALSH, Ed.D. 
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

Individual building reports for 2006 will follow from the principal of Osgood, Deer Hill, 
and Cohasset Middle-High School. 



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Annual Town Report 

2006 
Joseph Osgood School 

The Joseph Osgood School is pleased to have had the support of the school community in 
achieving the goals of our School Improvement Plan, particularly in the area of 
curriculum. We are in the second year of implementation of a comprehensive literacy 
program that was developed according to the most current research in reading. The 
development and funding of an assessment plan have allowed us to identify student needs 
and plan for interventions that will close the achievement gap as well as challenge all 
students to perform at the highest levels. 

Committees led by the district curriculum coordinator have reviewed science and social 
studies curricula this year and have made recommendations for program improvement 
and alignment with the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework Standards and National 
Standards. We look forward to the adoption of up-to-date instructional materials in these 
subject areas. We are also pleased to have expanded our Discovering Justice Program to 
include both grades one and two. New teachers participated in training for this program 
during the summer in preparation for the school year. 

Faculty and support staff participated in numerous professional development activities 
designed to improve student performance. The early release days also provided 
opportunities to improve teaching practices that impact student learning. Training and 
consultation were provided throughout the year for the implementation of the Reading 
Street program. Training in the administration of new assessments was provided and 
analysis of testing and assessment data is ongoing, with the support of our reading 
specialist Additional workshops were provided in the areas of writing and math. Training 
for health emergencies was provided by the school nurse. 

Our full-day kindergarten program is in its second year of implementation. Teachers and 
parents are reporting improved readiness for learning and are pleased with additional 
opportunities for children to grow socially and academically. Our full-day and half-day 
programs are outstanding, and classrooms are equipped with excellent instructional 
materials and resources. We are also pleased to offer for the second year, an exceptional 
integrated preschool program for three-year-olds and four-year-olds. Participating 
families have the opportunity to join the Osgood family prior to kindergarten. School- 
based services and opportunities for transitions from one program to the next are some of 
the many benefits of a high quality public preschool program. 

We appreciate the support of the Cohasset community. A new computer lab donated by 
the Cohasset Education Foundation will move us forward in the area of technology and 
will provide multiple opportunities for our students and staff to extend learning and 
integrate technology into the curriculum. 

Through the generosity of the Parent School Organization (PSO) and the support of 
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the purchase of classroom instructional materials. Curriculum enrichment programs are 
funded throughout the year and the Discovering Justice curriculum has been partially 
funded from donations. The PSO also purchased new playground equipment that is 
geared to our PreK-2 population. Existing equipment was replaced as needed and 
playground surfacing material was purchased to improve student safety. 

Through the generosity and donations of individual Osgood families, we have been able 
to purchase thousands of dollars in books for our library and much needed technology 
equipment for school presentations and professional development programs. We have 
also been able to purchase supplementary math materials for the classrooms. 

Donations from community businesses allowed us to fund a parent education program 
that was enjoyed by families of students in all grades throughout the district. Our 
Character Education Committee and adjustment counselor are in the second year of 
conducting parent discussion groups on topics selected from parent needs surveys. 
Participation has been excellent! 

Safety, security and increased communication are always paramount concerns at the 
Osgood School. We are pleased to report improvements in safety and security as a result 
of a new system that was installed in the Osgood School this past summer. We continue 
to use our Connect Ed telephone notification system to improve communication with 
families about school and community events as well as student safety issues. We were 
able to resurface the main staircase in the building foyer this year. Replacement of the 
stairs will improve safety and will facilitate cleaning and maintenance. 

The Osgood School has much to celebrate and many to thank for supporting so many 
school improvement initiatives this year. We are truly grateful for the support of 
Superintendent Dr. Walsh, the Cohasset School Committee, School Council, the PSO, the 
Cohasset Education Foundation, our Osgood Families, and members of the business 
community! 



RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED 
JANET SHEEHAN, PRINCIPAL 
JOSEPH OSGOOD SCHOOL 



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Annual Town Report 

2006 

Deer Hill School 

Deer Hill School continued implementation of the Cohasset Public Schools ' Strategic 
Plan 2004-2009 and made progress toward achievement of its School Improvement Plan 
goals during the past year. As of October 1 , 2006 enrollment at Deer Hill School was 
339 students in grades 3 through 5. Class sizes ranged from 19 to 24 students in sixteen 
grade-level classrooms. Staff remained constant and included sixteen classroom teachers, 
three special education teachers, a speech/language pathologist, a full-time principal and 
secretary, and specialist teachers for music, art, physical education, technology, and 
health. In addition, staff included a nurse, school psychologist, adjustment counselor, 
library aide, and instructional aides / activity aides. Additional funding from outside 
sources provided staffing for occupational therapy, physical therapy and a trained 
behaviorist. Several staff members were, once again, shared with the Osgood School. 

In 2006, Deer Hill School introduced its new language arts program based upon the 
Reading and Writing Workshop model. Leveled fiction and non-fiction books were 
purchased through Scholastic and National Geographic to meet individual student's needs 
and to provide interdisciplinary connections among reading, writing, science, and social 
studies. In addition, a new Scott Foresman science program was introduced at Deer Hill 
School to better meet the needs of students and to provide curriculum materials with 
hands-on investigations in each area of science: earth and space science, life science, 
physical science, and technology/engineering. In addition to the four major curriculum 
areas: English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, students continued 
to receive instruction in art, music, technology, health, library, and physical education. 

While the curriculum and materials remained unchanged in mathematics and social 
science, the EMC 3 Program [Enrichment, Motivation, and Challenge for the 3 grade 
levels at Deer Hill School] was expanded within the school day during the 2006-2007 
school year. Students were provided with a choice of program offerings in 
technology /engineering [through the Boston Museum of Science's Engineering is 
Elementary program], studio art, Great Books, Math League, creative writing, Renzulli (a 
software-based independent study program), and chamber music. Reading labs and 
mathematics labs were established to further assist students in need of targeted skill 
development and remediation. The Deer Hill School chorus and the grade 4 and grade 5 
instrumental bands also rehearsed during the EMC 3 program times. 

Other significant events during 2006 included the installation of a state-of-the-art 
surveillance system at Deer Hill School. This increased emphasis on security included the 
continuation of staff training and student drills related to the district's School Safety Plan. 
All visitors to the building must now be granted access before entering the school during 
the school day. Other facility upgrades included the installation of high-density 
protective mats along the walls in the gymnasium and upgrades to the building grounds 
were completed with the help of many community volunteers during Make-a-Difference 
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The PSO continued its tradition of active involvement in the school by providing funding 
for a wide variety of enrichment programs, coordinating several fundraisers, arranging 
"room mothers" for all classrooms, planning and implementing the PSO Teacher Grant 
program, and supporting efforts to recognize students and staff. 

MCAS [Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System] results from the Spring of 
2006 were expanded to include mathematics in grades three and five. A new reporting 
category of Above Proficient was also added to the grade three reports. Students at Deer 
Hill performed above the state average on MCAS in all grades and the school and district 
made adequate yearly progress as defined by the Department of Education. In grade 
three, 2006 scores reported 33% Above Proficient and 49% Proficient in reading. In 
math, 12% were Above Proficient and 65% were Proficient in grade three. In grade four, 
65% of the students were Advanced or Proficient in English language arts and 49% were 
Advanced or Proficient in mathematics. Seventy-three percent of the grade 5 students 
scored in the Proficient or Advanced categories in English language arts; 72% in 
mathematics; and 63% in science, technology & engineering. 

The district also adopted a K-12 Assessment Plan for students and implementation of 
this plan began in 2006 with grade five students taking the Stanford 10 and OLSAT 
(Otis-Lennon School Ability Test) and grade four students talcing the WrAP (Writing 
Assessment Program by ERB) in December. Ongoing assessments for students include 
the QRI-IV (Qualitative Reading Inventory) and benchmark assessments in mathematics. 
Information from this assessment plan will be used to target student needs and adjust 
curriculum and instruction as we continue our Commitment to Excellence. 

In the year ahead, Deer Hill School will be updating its English language arts scope and 
sequence and working with reading and math consultants to maximize the effectiveness 
of our Reading and Writing Workshop model and our mathematics instruction with the 
Everyday Mathematics program. Under the leadership of the Cohasset School 
Committee, Dr. Denise Walsh, superintendent, and Keith Gauley, principal of Deer Hill 
School, we understand that progress will need to be a collaborative effort involving 
administration, teachers and other staff members, students, parents, and the Cohasset 
community. The continual update and review of our curriculum will create relevancy and 
assist in the acquisition of necessary skills and knowledge in all content areas. 

Our character education program further ensures that we are meeting the needs of all 
students and helping our students become productive, involved citizens in a democratic 
society. We will strive to achieve the district goals that have been established, to meet 
the present and future needs of Cohasset students, and to become one of the top districts 
in regard to student performance at both the state and national level. 



RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED 
KEITH GAULEY, PRINCIPAL 
DEER HILL SCHOOL 



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Annual Town Report 

2006 

Cohasset Middle-High School 

Cohasset Middle-High School experienced a number of accomplishments in 2006. The 
accomplishments include academic successes for our students, high levels of 
participation and achievement in co-curricular activities, and a staff focus on curriculum 
review and renewal, professional development to better meet the needs of all students, 
and data analysis for improved student achievement. 

Our students continue to distinguish themselves academically. Cohasset High School 
was recognized as one of the top performers in the state for the percentage of students 
who scored advanced or proficient on our grade 10 MCAS scores for English language 
arts and mathematics. Our SAT scores remain highly competitive. The school offers 
credit in seven different Advanced Placement electives with our total student AP 
enrollment this past year at 145. Results on AP exams demonstrate the preparation and 
success of the 69 students who participated in 1 1 6 exams, on which 1 02 (approximately 
89%) were graded to be eligible for college credit. 

All 100 members of the Class of 2006 earned competency determinations according to 
Department of Education standards, and twenty nine members of the class were 
recognized as John and Abigail Adams Scholarship Award recipients. Fourteen members 
of the graduating class were recognized as distinguished scholars based on the highly 
competitive nationally recognized Advanced Placement test results, and were joined by 
another nine students of the junior class. Twenty three graduates were members of the 
National Honor Society. Further, 87% of the graduating class enrolled in various public 
and private four-year colleges and another 7% plan to attend two-year college or 
preparatory school for a total of 94% of the Class of 2006 continuing to further their 
education in some capacity. 

Our students distinguish themselves as they participate in a number of our extra- 
curricular activities as well, including athletics, band, chorus, drama, journalism, student 
council, and community service. Our programs continue to excel because of the 
commitment, dedication, and hard work of our students. Some examples of this include 
the addition of artwork on the Massachusetts Department of Education Web-site by Jack 
Nee, and prestigious Boston Globe Scholastic Art awards recognition for Caitlin Hurley, 
Amanda Thompson, Sarah Malone, Katharine Murphy, and John Burgoon. Additionally, 
Kathleen DeWaal and John Rohrer both received a Silver Key for their artwork, with 
John also received a honorable mention for one of his photographs. Finally, it is a 
pleasure to note the success of our students as semi-fmalists at the Massachusetts High 
School Drama Guild Festival, with their rendition of 'denity Crisis featuring Molly 
Gallagher, Emily Savage, Austin Breslow, Mike Corry, and JoAnna Hamilton, and the 
production of our school musical Guys and Dolls with lead roles played by Sinclair Dean, 
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Athletically, Cohasset High School won its first ever Division III State Championship in 
boy's lacrosse. The boys and girl's Tennis teams both captured league titles. Last winter 
the ice hockey, wrestling, and girl's basketball teams qualified for post season 
tournament play with girl's basketball making it to the South Section Semi-Finals. In the 
spring the girl's lacrosse team qualified for post season play. This past fall our girl's 
soccer and field hockey teams participated in the state tournament, and the golf team won 
the South Shore League Tournament with Zach Murray taking top medalist honors. 
Throughout the year a number of students earned league all-star recognition and others 
were recognized as Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic for their sport. Aidan Buick earned All- 
Scholastic honors for lacrosse by the Boston Herald. Girl's Basketball Coach John 
Levangie was recognized by the Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association for his 
300 wins as a coach. Finally, the Athletic Program was recognized by the Boston Globe 
with the 2006 Division IV Larry Ames Award for overall excellence in athletics. This is 
the second consecutive year Cohasset has won this award. 

Throughout the course of the year the school bell rang for the last time for a number of 
faculty and staff who after many years of distinguished service to the Cohasset 
community chose to retire and enter a new and exciting stage of life. That special group 
included Joe Bouchard, Ed Leary, Tony Rolfe, Diane O'Malley, Cynthia Fusco, and 
Alice McCarthy. As a result, staffing changes were made throughout the summer in 
preparation for the new school year including a new librarian, English department 
chairperson, and 13 new teachers who come to us with outstanding skills. These new 
staff members join a faculty that numbers 71 to serve the student population at the 
Middle-High School where there are currently 351 students in the Middle School and a 
High School with 412 on its roster. 

Teachers at Cohasset Middle-High School in 2006 continue to seek opportunity for 
personal and professional growth beyond the classroom. Staff members have taken on 
opportunities for professional growth in areas such as co-teaching, curriculum review and 
revisions, school safety, bully prevention education, and implementing an Anti- 
defamation League Peer Leadership program. One member of the staff, Ms. Stephanie 
Wooley, was accepted by the Massachusetts Department of Education to assist in the 
development of future MCAS mathematics tests, and another staff member, Mrs. Peg 
Jordan was selected to be a reader for the AP Spanish test. As we look forward, we will 
explore expanding elective offerings at the middle and high schools, offering additional 
Advanced Placement courses, further integrating the sixth grade into the middle school 
structure, and using data analysis to promote further student achievement beyond 
proficiency. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joel Antolini 

Principal 

Cohasset Middle-High School 



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INDEX 

In Memoriam 3-4 

Elected Officials 5-6 

Town Officers Appointed by Selectmen 7 

Town Officers Appointed by Town Manager 7-9 
Boards, Commissions, Committees and Representatives 

Appointed by Selectmen 10-16 

Appointments by TROIKA 1 7 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

Registrars, Board of 18 

Selectmen, Board of 19-20 

Town Manager' s Report 2 1 

Town Counsel 22-24 

Metropolitan Area Planning Council 25-30 

Town Clerk's Report 3 1 

Index, Annual Town Meeting 32 

Annual Town Meeting, April 1, 2006 33-83 

Annual Town Election, April 8, 2006 84-86 

Special Town Election, May 6, 2006 87-88 

State Election, November 7, 2006 89-96 

Index, Special Town Meeting 97 

Special Town Meeting, November 13, 2006 98-125 

Vital Statistics 126 

Prospective Juror List 127 

FINANCIAL REPORTS 

Town Accountant 128-159 

Treasurer/Collector 1 60- 1 63 

Assessors, Board of 1 64 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

Health, Board of 165-167 

Cohasset Elder Affairs 1 68- 1 69 

Cohasset Housing Authority 170-171 

LAND USE CONTROL 

Building Department 172 

Planning Board 173-175 

Conservation Commission 1 76 



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LAND USE CONTROL CONTINUED 

South Shore Recycling Cooperative 177-180 

Alternative Energy Committee 181-182 

PUBLIC SAFETY 

Fire Department 183-184 

Police Department 185-186 

Emergency Preparedness Committee 187 

PUBLIC WORKS 

Public Works, Department of 188-189 

Water Commission 1 90- 1 99 

Water Resources Protection Committee 200-201 

Stormwater Committee 202-203 

Harbor Health Committee 204-205 

Sewer Commission 206-207 

GENERAL SERVICES 

Historical Commission 208-209 

Paul Pratt Memorial Library 210 

Plymouth County Mosquito Control Project 211-213 

RECREATION 

Recreation Commission 2 1 4-2 1 6 

Youth Resources 217-218 

Government Island Advisory Committee 219 

EDUCATION 

South Shore Regional Vocational 220-221 

Superintendent of Schools 222-223 

Joseph Osgood School 224-225 

Deer Hill School 226-227 

Cohasset Middle-High School 228-229 

INDEX 230-231 



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